MSNBC pundit Joy Reid drew a comparison between Kyle Rittenhouse's emotional testimony during his murder trial last week and the outburst from Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court to hear landmark abortion case this week Roe redux: Is 'viability' still viable as a constitutional doctrine? Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks MORE during his Senate confirmation hearings in 2018.
"It reminded a lot of people of something ... oh, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing," Reid said of video from Rittenhouse's trial this week.
Kavanaugh "cried his way through the hearings" Reid said, as he looked to become "permanent member and associate justice of the Supreme Court."
"And his [Kavanaugh's] tears turned out to be more powerful than the tears of Christine Blasey Ford [his accuser]," Reid continued. "But in America, there's a thing about both white vigilantism and white tears, particularly male white tears. Really white tears in general, because, that's what karens are, right?"
Kavanaugh, after being nominated to the court by then-President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE, was accused of sexual misconduct by Blasey Ford, a high school classmate, and gave an impassioned denial of the woman's account before the congressional body conducting his confirmation hearings. The episode galvanized conservatives who saw the accusation as a political attack and a cultural flashpoint.