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Senate Democrats Drive Alito’s Wife To Tears

In their never ending quest to publicly humiliate any Republican they can protect the rights of women, the Democrat Solons of the Senate Judiciary managed to reduce Judge Alito's wife to tears.

But check out the spin from the DNC's Associated Press:

Alito's Wife Leaves Hearing Room in Tears

WASHINGTON (AP)

The wife of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito left his confirmation hearings in tears Wednesday.

Martha-Ann Bomgardner, who had sat behind her husband for hours of questioning over several days, left as her husband was being questioned by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

"Are you really a closet bigot?" Graham asked Alito. The nominee said no, and Graham said, "No sir, you're not."

Graham's questions came after withering questions from several Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats.

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah suggested that she was upset with the questioning from Democrats. "She's sick and tired of the mistreatment of her husband," Hatch said. He also said that she was suffering from a migraine headache.

She returned to the hearing room after a committee break, smiling and holding her husband's hand.

Yeah, it was really the questioning from a Republican Senator that caused Mrs Alito to cry.

Update!

Behold the rest of what "mean Republican" Graham actually said, from the Senate transcript:

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: Are you really a closet bigot?

JUDGE SAMUEL ALITO: I'm not any kind of a bigot.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: No, sir, you're not. You know why I believe that? Not because you just said it but that's a good enough reason because you seem to be a decent, honorable man. I've got reams of quotes from people who have worked with you, African-American judges, glowing quotes about who you are, the way you've lived your life, law clerks, men and women, black and white, your colleagues who say that Sam Alito, whether I agree with him or not, is a really good man.

And you know why I believe you when you say that you disavow those quotes because the way you have lived your life and the way you and your wife are raising your children.

Let me tell you this: guilt by association is going to drive good men and women away from wanting to sit where you're sitting. Judge Alito, I am sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this.

And of course it was this reference to the things the Democrat titans had been saying about her husband that brought on Mrs Alito's tears.

Funny how the AP left that part out.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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