Share this article

Open for business
Find out the latest updates from local businesses as our region reopens.
print logo

Michael Caputo clashes with CNN panel during Kavanaugh segment

Michael Caputo was trending on Twitter last night following a clash with a fellow panelist during a CNN segment.

The East Aurora political consultant, who worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, was part of a panel on "Anderson Cooper 360" regarding the sexual abuse allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Caputo became visibly upset during a back-and-forth with USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers.

After Caputo raised doubts about the account of Julie Swetnick and why she did not report incidents she cites in her affidavit alleging misconduct by Kavanaugh, Powers said:

" ... in the 1980s, I went to high school then. This was a time when women just simply were not believed, and everybody sounded like Donald Trump and Michael Caputo. So if you are going to ask why women didn't come forward, Michael, that's your answer, just listen to yourself."

A back-and-forth ensued, with Powers saying "stop interrupting me."

Caputo said: "You don't call me out like that on national television."

The Washington Post's synopsis of the segment is headlined: "‘I called out his victim blaming and he lost it,’ says Kirsten Powers after Michael Caputo’s CNN meltdown.

CNN's post on the segment is headlined: "Kavanaugh panel derails: Stop interrupting me"

The video tweeted out by Cooper has been viewed more than 760,000 times as of Thursday morning.

The clip has been shared many more times by other Twitter users.

Caputo's critics seized on his reaction to Powers.

Caputo and Powers exchanged tweets later Wednesday night.

Actor Zach Braff, a well-known Democrat, tweeted this to is 2 million-plus followers:

Caputo also retweeted several supporters of his appearance.

USA Today fires columnist who suggested assault of Michael Caputo's daughters

Caputo amends testimony to say a Russian offered dirt on Clinton


Caputo questioned by Mueller's team on Russian election meddling

The radical adventures of conservative radio host Mike Caputo

Michael Caputo emerges from high-stakes testimony on Capitol Hill unbowed

Story topics: / / / / / / /

There are no comments - be the first to comment