Take this interaction with Sen. John Thune (direct quotes in quotation, the rest paraphrase):
Thune: "Well, I mean, I think ultimately the letter was made public.”
Q: The woman came forward.
Thune: Well Democrats have had the letter for a long time...
Thune: "I think that if she (Ford) wanted to get the letter out there she should probably have given Sen. Feinstein the authority to do that..."
Thune: "Well, no, but I think they could have had some consultation with her. I mean clearly, to me, the timing of this I think is very, very suspect.”
You get the idea.