Axelrod: GOP Lit ‘Tribal Fire’ With Kavanaugh Battle

David Axelrod, former chief campaign strategist for President Barack Obama, said in a recent Politico interview that Republicans lit “a tribal fire” with the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“Midday after Dr. Ford testified, it looked like a disaster for Republicans, and they made a decision… that they were going to go tribal on the thing,” he said. “That’s when they started talking about Democratic mobs, Democratic tactics, and making it a test of sort of party loyalty. They needed to light a tribal fire,” he added.