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>> welcome to "unfiltered." right now, you're looking at dramatic live pictures of protesters storming the steps of the supreme court following the confirmation of brett kavanaugh. inside that building right now is brett kavanaugh, awaiting his moment to be sworn in. there have already been multiple arrests of protesters and people been asking them not to take up on the steps and asking people who had but as brett kavanaugh
arrived and went into that building, these protesters en masse stormed the steps and there they have occupied the steps of the supreme court as brett kavanaugh earlier today was confirmed. that's tonight's headline. supreme court justice brett kavanaugh now. today, kavanaugh avoided becoming a verb like robert before him but likely carry an asterisk around him for years as this historic confirmation makes him one of the most controversial justices ever. in a vote of 50-48, the united states senate confirmed brett kavanaugh as the next supreme court justice just hours ago, filling a seat vacated by his former boss and mentor anthony kennedy. any moment now, he will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts and justice kennedy. kavanaugh's confirmation was all but sealed yesterday when jeff flake, susan collins and joe
mansion, three of four undecided votes would vote to confirm the nominee. the drama reached climax yesterday as senator collins delivered a forceful 45 minute speech on the senate floor justifying her decision. >> despite the turbulent bitter fight surrounding his nomination, my fervent hope is that brett kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in the supreme court so we have far fewer 5-4 decisions. mr. president, i will vote to confirm judge kavanaugh. >> today's vote caps off one of the most contentious political episodes in recent memory and even tonight, these protests continue in and around the capital and the court, as you can see. so that's a wrap on the confirmation vote but don't
expect tensions to die down anytime soon. as you can see right there, this is not over yet. here's the deal. for one, the fallout from kavanaugh's confirmation is going to reverberate through the november midterm elections. with the events of the past several weeks energizing and rallying the republican democrats, that means red state democrats are in the races of their lives. some republican senators should get real cozy with the idea of being primary. kavanaugh confirmation is also very likely to haunt the 2020 election for better and worse. two supreme court appointments under his belt will be very good for the president's base but how will women respond? you're watching many of them respond right now. also has a lot of locations for the me too movement. thrusting it into the national spotlight questions remain whether or not it was strengthened or weakened by being a political football. and finally, there is us.
you and me. we have just been through an emotionally fraught cultural trauma. whether you were with brett kavanaugh or against him, there is an anger in this country. it's on both sides, believe me. and it isn't going to just evaporate. take a look. you're seeing it right now. the senate vote may be done but mark my words, the ripple effects are just beginning. for the latest, let me bring in cnn congressional correspondent phil mattingly. phil, we look at really dramatic footage right now of those protests on the steps of supreme court. they've been taken over, essentially, by protesters. kavanaugh is inside right now. what are you hearing about all of this from where you are at the capital? >> yeah, it's a continuation of what we've seen over the last couple of days, s.e. senators followed by protesters. it's obvious the impact this has had on people around the country. if you want to know where republicans or democrats are on the nomination itself and
confirmation itself, it's obvious. republicans are elated, it's an enormous achievement. democrats clearly recognize that and the only thing they can do now is more or less try to get people out to the polls, win elections, win majorities. i think the bigger question, you got to this as did susan colle nls on tcollens on the floor, where do we go from here? they both seem to agree based on senators i've spoken in the last 24 hours or so, the chamber isn't a great place and the country not in a great place and what happens next. the obvious point. midterm election coming up but beyond that even, where do they go from here and i don't think anybody has the answer to that at the moment. >> no, i imagine some lawmakers who, as you mentioned, had been followed around by these protesters over the past couple of weeks are watching this footage right now. live footage at the supreme court of protesters taking the steps, essentially, storming the
castle and worrying that that did not end. it doesn't go away because kavanaugh was confirmed. >> reporter: no question about it. i've been surprised with senators how cognizant they've been of the protests and they see how much this has resonated around the country. you talk about the protest and everybody has jeff flake in the mind. he was approached in the elevator by two sexual assault survivors and what happened after that, where he seemed pull off the nomination for at least a week. the other has also occurred. kind of the counterfactual has occurred. it had a rallying effect on a lot of republicans. it made republicans more dead set on confirming brett kavanaugh and more convinced they were doing the right thing. the republican base fired up. people feeling they did the right thing here. and i would also. >> phil, i got to go. trump is speaking live right now. we're going to toss it to hill. here's the president.
>> it was a great vote. very historic vote. i just spoke to, i just spoke to him two minutes ago. and i spoke to the justice's family and he's so excited. so we have now justice kavanaugh and he's a terrific man, terrific person. i just congratulated him. i said, congratulations. it was well fought. who would have thought a thing like that could have happened? what he's been through. everything was uncorroborated. i want to thank the fbi. they were incredible. they worked hard, they worked really fast and i hear the report was really a detailed, thorough, professional report. so i want to thank them. i want to thank the justice department, because they also
get along. i think this actually, the extra week delay was a terrific thing for the process. so we have a great new supreme court justice and he's going to be there for many years. we're very, very proud of him and what he and his family had to endure. it's a great testament, also to our country. i'm going to make a speech. i'll be talking about it in a little bit. i know you'll all be there, so thank you very much. no, not at all. no, no. great talent, great man. thank you. >> that was the president taking live questions in toe ppeka, kansas, where he's going to perform at a rally later tonight. cnn supreme court reporter
ariane de vogue, just addressed reporters and said he congratulated brett kavanaugh. he said that brett kavanaugh is so excited. he thanked the fbi. he thanked the justice department. he called the confirmation hard fought and he actually said the week delay was terrific for the process. react to that and what happened today. >> wow, first, you have to react to these pictures. i covered the court. really big cases coming down affirmative action, abortion, gay marriage and i have never seen people take to the steps. the supreme court is different than maybe other buildings. you're not allowed to go there. usually a peaceful protest last spring but that was remarkable when you had the split screen with the president and the protesters and you wonder, inside right now, we know brett kavanaugh is gathered with his
close family and chief justice john roberts is delivering one oath. that's a chief who is very worried about the institution of the court and doesn't like when politics seep in and the other oath is being delivered by justice anthony kennedy and that's so poignant because not only is kennedy kavanaugh's former boss but taking kennedy's seat and kennedy was the swing vote on so many issues that those people in that crowd are protesting about, s.e. >> what do you make of what the president just said? i want to get your reaction also to a tweet because he's talking about the protesters in a tweet. he said the crowd in front of the u.s. supreme court is tiny. looks like about 200 people. most are onlookers. that wouldn't even fill the first couple of rows of our kansas rally or any of our rallies for that matter. the fake news media tries to make it look so big and it's not. put that in perspective for us.
>> well, i don't want to make it look too big but there's somebody sitting on lady justice's lap there and that just, you don't see that happening at the supreme court and it tells you something else. because you're going to see now kavanaugh, justice kavanaugh take this bench but he's going to come with this cloud and the cloud over his head comes a lot from that opening statement that he gave at those hearings. he was really himself. political. he was blaring the democrats in the eyes and invoking the revenge of the clintons. that's going to follow him to the court and some people say he's got to recuse himself from issues that have to do with the president. >> we're going to talk about that. miguel marquez is on the steps of the supreme court. you have me, miguel? >> reporter: i do indeed. we're moving down the steps. i want to show you what's
happening here. the number of officers from the capital police joined the supreme court police here and they moved people out of the area by the doors of the supreme court. i do want to show you just up at the top of the stairs, there are some protesters who want to stay up there. they are probably facing arrest. for the most part, the crowd is moving off the stairs now of the supreme court. but all of this started as literally a trickle. one protester walked up as they heard brett kavanaugh was arriving here at the supreme court and then within ten, 15 minutes, the entire crowd, several hundred protesters had moved toward the door. the officers here with the supreme court had formed a wall against the door because protesters started pounding on the door. the goal is to have brett kavanaugh and justice roberts and whoever else is there here
then as they were protesting outside. their main chant out here is that we believe survivors. they want to make sure that brett kavanaugh or anybody who is here can hear them as he's being sworn in. i don't know if that's possible. it's a very big building. we've been going step by step down the supreme court with supreme court police and capital police try to assist them, moving off the steps. there's one, two, i think one protester being arrested at the top of the stairs. we saw this at the u.s. capital earlier today and we're seeing it again here at the supreme court. the other thing that they are chanting out here is remember in november. they want to take this anger and turn it into votes. when that happens, they may beabe a angry here at washington today but not on november 6th.
s.e.? >> miguel, stay with us. i want to come back to that. joining me to discuss this further, republican senator from iowa joni ernst. senator, welcome. you know as well as i do, the senate was at the center of the past two weeks. this confirmation. i want your reaction to the crowds. i don't know if you can see live footage but there's a crowd of protesters on the steps of the supreme court right now. people are angry. >> well, we have heard them all day as well as we did our duties in the senate and in the capitol building. it's every person's right to express themselves as long as they are doing it in a peaceful manner. so we do hope they can continue to express their thoughts but again, make sure that no harm comes to any bystanders or those who might be innocent. >> i know you voted to confirm
judge kavanaugh and so i know you support him. whether fair or unfair though, he will likely always have an asterisk next to his name. do you think history, from the long look of history will judge him kindly? >> i do hope that we can heal through this process and i know that he will make very fair decisions. if you would go watch susan colli collins' speech from the floor of the united states senate yesterday, she reviewed so many of the opinions and the decisions, the writings of judge kavanaugh where he had been very moderate in his stance and upholding the rule of law. so i do hope in the future, everyone will focus upon his opinions and the fact he is following the law, not making the law and i hope we can put politics aside and make sure that, again, we are following the law and doing the right thing for the united states of america. >> senator, we're showing live footage now of angry protesters
who are obviously not supportive of brett kavanaugh but i've been saying through this whole thing, there's a silent majority, i'm sure, many of your constituents, who are just as angry. they thought that this process was unfair to judge kavanaugh. how big of a factor do you think that will be in november midterm elections? >> i think it's going to be a huge factor and yes, you are right. there is a silent majority across the united states of america that has seen a good mnp be dragged through the mud. his beautiful daughters, accusations proven to be unfounded. there's no corroborating evidence presented and while we want to hear accusers and i believe that is absolutely necessary that those that have experienced trauma are able to come forward, there must be corroborating evidence and in an allegation as serious as this, especially for someone that has
been nominated for the supreme court of the united states. so people are angry, but they're not just angry about the confirmation. they're angry about the injustice that was done to an innocent family. >> i want to ask you a question i get asked and i'm sure people in this crowd would ask you and maybe me the same question. i'm curious to see how you would answer it. you're a woman. how could you support a man accused of sexual assault? how do you answer that? >> i am an american and i do believe in being proven guilty and not just taking allegations at face value. we are innocent until proven guilty. first and foremost, i am an american and our country is founded on these very values and beliefs. >> senator ernst, thank you so much for joining me on a very, very important day. >> thank you very much. >> you're looking at live pictures from the steps of the supreme court. we'll be back in a minute.
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>> reporter: they moved off the stairs and away from the doors of the supreme court. i want to show you some of what's happening here. they moved in with the barricades here and we have police officers from the u.s. capital across the street and from the supreme court who have come down. they moved successfully everybody off of the stairs. there were a few arrests it looks like at the top of the stairs where people would not move and there was even one protest who would climb on top of the women's statue. the contemplation of justice that got the crowd going again and police were able to get that protester off and i want to show you, in front of the supreme court. to show you how people are sort of waiting to see what happens. they know that brett kavanaugh is in there, he's about to be sworn in. the point of all of this, they say, is to have him hear them. he may have been confirmed. he may be sworn in, but they're not going to forget this. there was not one person i spoke
to today who thought any senators would change their vote on this but they certainly wanted to put them on notice that come november, they will vote a certain way and in the future, certainly 2020, they're also looking forward to. they will also remember this moment. so how long that actually lasts is not clear but it was a few tense moments for this security of the supreme court. there were only about a dozen of them who formed a line, a wall across the doors of the supreme court to keep the protesters from pounding on them, which they had been and then now moved everybody off the steps and at least down to the first level of the supreme court. they have it all the way down by the street and see if they move this barricade later in the evening. s.e.? >> thank you, miguel. tense times. shortly after kavanaugh confirmed, the president reacted on air force one. let's take a listen.
>> other people aren't. what they're doing is. >> doesn't look like we have that audio. i want to bring back my political panel, commentators. republican strategist doug high and hillary rosen. i want you to react to these protests right now. as miguel said, no one there thought they would change a vote but clearly they want to be heard. for them, this confirmation is not the end of the story. maybe, in fact, just the beginning. >> i think we're facing a couple of things. first of all, being heard is much of what these last two weeks were all about. particularly, for survivors of sexual assault and i think it's clear that the republican leadership did not want women to
be heard and did not want this conversation. wants these people to go away but secondly, i think we've entered into the new normal. i really think we have gotten to a place where people are no longer going to go along to get along. that protest and anger is the number of the day and i haven't talked about this all week but i do think part of this ends up falling at donald trump's feet. we do not have a president calling for national unity. we do not have a president who was expressing understanding for the pain that people, this nomination has caused. that, to me, is a real shame and i think that's going to make this last longer and be worse than we even know today. >> doug, the anger on the left is real and it's obvious. we see it in the pictures. we see it in protesters. from hollywood celebrities. we see it.
it's real. but the anger among republicans and conservatives, that's not been captured as illustrat iriv. but how much do you think they were engaged over this battle with brett kavanaugh? >> after a year and a half of republicans having the wind pressing against them in special elections, protests and fund raising, starting to see a surge of enthusiasm for republicans. the national congressional campaign committee has reported their fund raising up more than 400% in the last week. new donors up 280%. those are massive numbers. four weeks ago, i was in nashville. what i heard from republicans were they were demoralized and even if they were voting for
marshall blackburn, they voted for bredson. so many voters were upset that bredson wouldn't take a position until the very end and starting to really coalesce around marshall blackburn. it's a state republicans should win anyways but it's better than it was four weeks ago because of what we went through the past couple of weeks. >> go ahead. >> this so risks going overboard. if republicans start to campaign over the next couple of weeks, crowing about brett kavanaugh and implicitly suggesting that the survivors and dr. ford were not credible, just like joni ernst just did. they are going to rue the day. this is not going to sit well. there is no silent majority here. the polling actually well over 50% of the country was actually against this. >> hillary, i'll point out. that's why they're silent because polling does not capture them and i wonder if you are
worried, you seem very certain that this will end up hurting republicans but i wonder if you worry about the same kind of thing that happened in 2016. that we did not see a silent majority that was with donald trump, that this same sort of thing, through the kavanaugh culture wars will take effect in november in ways maybe democrats are not anticipating. >> you know, i can't even process the idea that this is part of a culture war. and severe experiences and if republicans are trying to frame this as part of a culture war, again, i think they're going to overplay that hand and make a huge mistake. >> doug, you know. >> particularly, with independent women. >> you know as well as i do, republicans, as a party, don't have to frame this as a culture war. a lot of republican voters just see it that way. >> and certainly, it's what they respond to.
i think to something hillary mentioned earlier. i don't like the rhetoric we've heard from the president about professor ford either and i would caution republicans not to go after her because, one, it's wrong. two, i don't think it's in their best interest and i really tried, s.e., and hillary, not to just talk to folks in washington and reach out, especially to women and find what they're thinking and taken and undecided on the senate race. who told me, i don't like old accusations. i believe in due process and i think that's part of the silent majority. we'll see if it's a majority you're talking about and we know democratic women are enthusiastic. republicans feel if the wind is not at their back, not facing
headstrong winds in their face for the first time. the question is whether or not that's sustainable. >> we'll see in just under a month, hillary, doug. thank you so much for joining me. you're again looking at live protests outside of the supreme court as brett kavanaugh is inside, perhaps about to be sworn in maybe being sworn in right now. we'll be right back in a minute. -these people, they speak a language we cannot understand. ♪ [ telephone ringing ] -whoa. [ indistinct talking ] -deductible? -definitely speaking insurance. -additional interest on umbrella policy? -can you translate? -damage minimization of civil commotion. -when insurance needs translating, get answers in plain english at progressiveanswers.com. ♪ -he wants you to sign karen's birthday card. it's a high honor. billions of problems. morning breath? garlic breath? stinky breath? there's a therabreath for you. therabreath fresh breath oral rinse instantly fights all types of bad breath
all the tools you need for every step of the way. make it, squarespace live footage of protesters outside of the supreme court. they have taken the steps of the supreme court and have been pushed back. they stormed the steps as brett kavanaugh was entering the building to be sworn in. he was confirmed just a few hours earlier today and certainly for these protesters, that is not the end of the story. joining, again, to discuss this further is cnn's supreme court
reporter ariane de voe. you have breaking news for us? >> i do. he has now been sworn in. while those protests were going on, he was being administered two oaths. the constitutional oath and the judicial oath. one oath by chief justice john roberts. the other by justice anthony kennedy. he's taken kennedy's seat and he is a former clerk of kennedy. kavanaugh was there with his family, two daughters, his wife and his parents. he was sworn in over a family bible and here's something that's interesting, there were other justices. justice ruth bader ginsburg and alena kagen and clarence thomas and this is all due to the public information officer at the court. >> let's talk about the other justices. a lot has been made of how they will react to brett kavanaugh now that he is a confirmed
appointed supreme court justice. how do you think the other justices will treat him. will they sort of put this behind them, close ranks or will this be something that they have to kind of confront with every coming case. >> a few things. even before this nomination, this fiery nomination, there were justices on this court who thought this has gone too far, too many politics. they must have been shuttering now, given what's happened with this nomination. but they'll embrace him. as you saw, they were there. and keep in mind, he knows a lot of these justices. when he was working in the white house as a young lawyer, he worked on the confirmation of the chief justice. he was hired by alena kagen when dean of harvard law school to work there and went to the same school as gorsuch. the former clerk of kennedy and then if you think about it, remember, justice thomas, he had a very hard confirmation process
and he said in his book that when he joined the court, he was so grateful that he was embraced. you could see, they showed up today and they all must have been listening and hearing those protests taking on outside. >> that's remarkable to think of ruth bader ginsburg in there watching this moment while especially so many people are outside so angry. ariane, thank you so much. great reporting. supreme court justice brett kavanaugh sworn in moments ago. much more on this when we come back. i'm really into this car,
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justice brett kavanaugh sworn in as supreme court justice. me too movement in stark relief the last few weeks. testing both potency and integrity. how did it hold up? if you ask some, democrats and some in the media weaponize me to. proof the system is still rigged against women. me too certainly wasn't on president trump's mind but men were. not uncommon in conservative circles. let's take a listen. >> while i say it's a very scary time for young men in america when you can be guilty of
something that you may not be guilty of. >> of course, earlier in the week, the president taunted and mocked kavanaugh's accuser christine blasey ford on air force one. said women are not actually angry. it has indeed been an odd time for sexual politics. brett kavanaugh was simultaneously harangued for being too angry and weaponizing crying. i want to bring in host of reliable sources brian stelter and "washington post" magazine, olivia. your head is spinning if you try to keep up with the sexual politics. do you think me too is stronger today before kavanaugh or weaked maybe by politics on both sides? >> i don't know if that's the right way to frame it. if you look at the kavanaugh confirmation as a test for me too, i think that's not quite
right. i think it kind of goes to show what happens when you lose an election, which this is the result of the 2016 election of the senate being in the control of republicans like the white house and i think kind of gave me too more credit than any movement to get in the scenario and like, they would had to have been something remarkable or insane to have happen for the outcome to be different than it was. me too could not have changed the inevitable here with a republican-controlled white house and a republican senate confirming the nominee of the president. and so i don't think that me too is really responsible for the outcome and the protests, even though there's some reporting that senator collins maybe wasn't responding well to the protests towards her before she made her decision. but even if that were true, i just think that this is really just about the democrats losing the election in 2016. this was inevitable.
as it led up to this moment and i think that a lot of people are probably feeling maybe cynical or hardened by this process right now. i don't know how that will affect the elections going forward but it's a long time from now until then. >> well, certainly, brian, me too was an invisible player over the last couple of weeks in this confirmation. susan collins even specifically referenced me too in the 45 minute speech yesterday. i was struck by something bill maher said on his show last night. the idea we must listen to women, which is right, is turning to this idea we must automatically believe them. do you think that's the next pendulum swing for me too? >> among some people, there is a choice to believe these accounts. other people, there is a choice not to. i think these last three weeks are about the backlash of the me too movement which started one year ago this month. it was yesterday a year ago that the weinstein story came out and
a woman said, who was your harvey weinstein? and next day, the me too. and this movement out of nowhere, the weinstein stories and it's had a lot more power than i think anyone predicted. every time i thought it was slowing down, it's sped up. this is the backlash. this is the backlash. what so many men in this country, frankly, have wanted to see led by the president and s.e., you were right. you called this in july and made me realize with the column you wrote that the me too movement backlash was coming and president trump was going to make it a midterm issues. but this is now a midterm issue. >> i think that's wrong. whether or not the last year happened with me too and all of the ways that it's changed our culture and our politics, this would have happened anyway. he would have nominated. >> i agree with you, this, yes. >> also, this week, the entire debate made me think a lot about the origins of me too and harvey weinstein story and why it was
so effective and why this did not work. why christine blasey ford was not affected and did not have the intended result of making sure that brett kavanaugh was not confirmed and that story was, it was not really controversial. everyone agreed that it was a good story, it was very solidly reported because it was very careful. it met a high threshold. not everybody is a harvey weinstein. he's certainly unique with the crimes he allegedly committed but the threshold should be that high. i hear people saying, oh, you can't bring up the presumption of innocence because that's only counting but that's one of the best ideas that we have here in this country. i think if it were anybody personally being accused of something, if it was anybody's father or husband, they would want it to be held to a high standard and i think it's important and the lowering of that standard is part of why tensions are so high right now. >> olivia, thank you so much for coming on and brian, you stay
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you're looking at a picture of the president signing the commission appointing brett kavanaugh to have a associate justice of the supreme court. republicans and democrats, of course are not the only players in this history fight. we are. the media has playing a starring role from captures that elevator confrontation on video, to grilling senators, even
revealing their own stories every sexual assault. so how did we do? here to give on you the media's report card, again host of "reliable sources" brian stelter. let's start with the obvious question, was the media biased? >> shall individual journalists were, and there are many, many commentatoring lining up against him. i think the weight of that commentary made it seem like a big chunk of the media was out to get him. i don't think editors and bosses in newsrooms were trying to tank his nomination, but there were a lot of individual journalists disturbed by the allegations. >> just to name a few examples "the washington post" published an op-ed written by, quote, cafferty gnaw's ex-drinking buddies. "new york times" published a story about that that included kavanaugh being involved in a bar fight 33 years ago. "usa today" ran a column alleging his what a child
predator. i mean that seems kind of like an effort. >> there was also sloppiness in some of the stories. "new york times" admitted they shouldn't have had an opinion writer go out and work on a story at yale. there were some admission being that. i do think journalists were trying to figure out what really happened. heck, the senate and fbi wasn't really able to go out and figure out the facts. the media played a key roars, but it felt lie the media aligned. christine blasey ford was right. she predicted all of this. remember, she didn't want to speak out publicly. "the washin post," and she said no, i definitely don't want to tell my story. she said, quote, why suffer think the annihilation if it's going to matter. >> and it didn't. >> i wonder what she's thinking right now. >> we have a picture of brett
kavanaugh being evident sworn in, a very historic, controversial divisive moment for our country, for the supreme court, for our politics. back to you, brian. i want to give you a second to defend the media, because i think they deserve summer. there was some criticism over having journalists on buses with protesters. our journalists, some other, to me that's the definition of embedding. we do that in wars, we do that on campaign buses. what was your thought on that? >> certainly we should be with the protesters, but also be with the folks who support his nomination. >> did we do that. >> on the left there's complaints about too many focus groups and panels the the counterweight is to be with the protesters. when we're up and personal, that's the best. when you're able to be up close the way cnn was today, you have
a sense of the passion that's going on. >> that's where the news is. you have to be inside it. i remember the night after election night we were watching protesters try to block streets against trump's election. there's been this energy for almost two years. what does it translate to? it makes you recognize how angry, but what does it translate to? today one of the best evenings of the trump presidency. for him to see that photo of kavanaugh being sworn in, it is a remarkable achievement for the president and for the republican party. what is this energy on the other side going to amount to? >> we'll see. real quick before we have to go, i really wanted your take on this. when i saw it yesterday on facebook, i immediately thoughts of you. it was dan rather going to facebook to say -- so collins misses her moment to be a hero. dan rather, an august veteran journalist, and i'm not sure it's the job of journalists to
arbitrate heroism. to be a check on power certainly, but did that strike you as odd. >> he mass disagree, but i would say he's embraced a more progressive identity in the past he two years since he's not a full-time nightly anchor. that's fine, but we need the down the middle news anchors as well. opinions are easy to find. bringing the facts is a lot harder. >> brian, thank so much. i appreciate you being here on a very, very big busy night. for much more on this, watch "reliability sources" tomorrow morning at 11:00. that's it for us tonight. "cnn newsroom" with ana cabrera is up next. ♪
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it is 7:00 here in the nation's capital. i want to welcome our viewers here in the u.s., and all around the world. i'm an ra cabrera. thank you for being with us. you are live in the c"cnn newsroo newsroom". we have a live look at two crowds. one waiting for president trump's imminent arrival to celebrate brett kavanaugh, who was moments ago sworn in by the chief justice. and lining the streets outside the