Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) had an odd choice of words when characterizing professor Christine Blasey Ford to reporters outside of the hearing room, according to CNN.
“I don’t think she’s uncredible,” he said. “I think she’s an attractive, good witness.” When asked for clarification about what he meant by “attractive,” he said: “In other words, she’s pleasing.”
A Hatch spokesman tried to clean up the comment, which many considered a questionable choice to describe the victim of an alleged sexual assault.
Hatch uses “attractive” to describe personalities, not appearances. If you search his past quotes you’ll see he’s used it consistently for years for men and women he believed has compelling personalities.
— Matt Whitlock 🇺🇸 (@mattdizwhitlock) September 27, 2018