The Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford hearing dominated news coverage Thursday, so it’s no surprise the late-night hosts wasted no time in voicing their opinions on the whole thing.
The world watched as Ford explained how she was “100 percent” sure Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh had been the one to sexually assault her at a high school party in the 1980s.
As Kavanaugh, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, continued to vigorously deny the allegations, the likes of Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers had their say.
Colbert called the hearing on “The Late Show”, “the most divisive day in America since Laurel and Yanny, if Yanny was trying to get on the Supreme Court and Laurel had some really disturbing stories to tell about him.”
He also played a clip that saw Kavanaugh admit, “Today I have to say that I fear for the future”, before he replied: “#MeToo. Although if you just started this today, you’re a little late to the party.”
Over on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, the talkshow host commented on the “very emotional” day, before he made a “This Is Us” reference, telling viewers: “People were crying in front of their televisions so hard you’d have thought Milo Ventimiglia got killed by a crock pot.”
James Corden, on the other hand, made sure to praise “truly remarkable” Ford for coming out and telling her story on “The Late Late Show”.
He explained, “I was so inspired and humbled.”
Over on “Late Night”, Seth Meyers said of Ford’s comments about brains: “She’s in the middle of testifying in the intense glare of the national spotlight about an alleged sexual assault committed by a Supreme Court nominee and she just taught everyone how the brain works. She gave a detailed anatomy of the hippocampus and the memory centres in the brain to a room of guys who look like they eat brains.”
Trevor Noah then praised Ford for still saying she would respond to senators’ questions and try to help as much she could, telling viewers: “How insane is that? After all she’s been through, she still has such a good and warm attitude. I feel like after the hearings, she’ll be in the parking lot offering to jump-start people’s cars.”
Over on “The Tonight Show”, Jimmy Fallon poked fun at Donald Trump, saying he was going to “clear his schedule” to watch the hearing.
However, he added: “Then he realized his schedule already said ‘Watch TV all day.'”
Lady Gaga also took to Twitter Friday to voice her support for Ford, posting:
See more of the celeb reaction to the hearing below: