In hiring Arizona lawyer Rachel Mitchell to question Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Thursday, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have eschewed Washington’s deep bench of white-collar lawyers for a veteran sex-crimes prosecutor far removed from the Beltway.

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Tuesday night confirmed the selection of Mitchell to question Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused the appeals court judge of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers in the 1980s.

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