The Corner

Shaheen Jeered for Interrupting Scott Brown to Complain about the Kochs

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) had a rough time before another debate audience when she interrupted Republican challenger Scott Brown’s closing remarks this weekend, drawing jeers.

Wrapping up the event in Manchester, Brown mentioned his endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the “zero” rating the organization has given Shaheen. She interrupted that the group was “Koch Brothers–funded,” to which the crowd immediately started shouting “rude.”

“I would like to defer to Senator Shaheen,” Brown said, giving her the floor.

Shaheen said she didn’t understand the objections to her comments. “Well, because I was in my closing, and I gave you the courtesy​ to speak,” Brown replied, garnering applause from the audience.

Most Popular


Christine Blasey Ford Must Agree to Testify

When Americans went to bed last night, the path forward in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination battle seemed set. On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the nation — would have an opportunity to watch Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify, under oath, about Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh brutally ... Read More
Law & the Courts

An Eleventh-Hour Ambush 

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation has, like that of Clarence Thomas before him, been thrown into chaos with an eleventh-hour allegation of sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, now a California professor of psychology, told the Washington Post over the weekend that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a ... Read More