Merrick Garland appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday and the only cable news channel to carry the event live was Fox News, which should tell you what was about to happen.  As the mild-mannered attorney general testified, he was berated by Republican senators who used the occasion to yell and scream talking points about a memo he had issued earlier in October.  The problem is, the memo doesn’t say what the Republicans claim.  Not a word.

Anderson Cooper broadcast an excellent segment on the backstory to all this absurdity on CNN Wednesday night.  Please watch above.