The Kavanaugh case impact on civil discourse

Thu, 2018-10-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - In continuing coverage on the Brett Kavanaugh case, the GOP Senate Judiciary chair says, there is "No hint of misconduct" in the confidential FBI report on the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

This highly publized case is bringing up a large amount of emotional stances and issues to light. More than 20.4 million people watched Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testify Thursday, according to a Nielsen estimate. And that does not include the number people who watched on their phones, computers and on social media.

Carolyn Lukensmeyer, the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse says even before Kavanaugh's hearing, the nation was heavily divided.

"The last decision that created an equal amount of outrage was the issue of taking children away from their parents at the border. So we just keep adding on distinct policy decision that further exacerbate a deep, deep anger, a deep, deep sense of vulnerability in one group of Americans about another group of Americans," said Lukensmeyer.

Many Americans side with Kavanaugh, others are standing beside Blasey-Ford. But today, The FBI announced it found "No hint of misconduct" in the allegations against him.