CNN political analyst Joan Walsh on Monday said that Justice Brett Kavanaughs decision to hire four female law clerks “felt like pandering” to her.

Walshs comments came during CNNs roundtable commentary following Kavanaughs White House swearing-in.


“I mean the female clerks,” Walsh told CNNs Kate Bolduan when asked about Kavanaughs “outreach nod to women.” “I guess thats great, Kate. Hes talked about that before. It felt a little bit like pandering to me. As I said before, theres not really anything new. This is the way he introduced himself in his very first …”

At which point Bolduan noted that Kavanaugh chose to “stick to the script.”

“I guess it has worked,” said Walsh, “but I dont know that its going to work to make women who are still upset about the treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford feel any better.”

“It did,” she concluded. “It felt a lot like pandering to me.”

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