NBC News ran an opinion piece on Sunday slamming white, Republican women for Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which the op-ed claimed was “the ultimate affirmation of the patriarchy.”
Two staffers of the Center for Popular Democracy were the women who shouted at Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., last Friday at a Senate elevator in a widely reported confrontation over his expected vote in favor of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has Democrats and liberal activists who opposed his confirmation attacking the legitimacy of the nation’s highest court.
The Senate voted 50-48 Saturday afternoon to confirm D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after a rancorous, protracted confirmation fight that ended with multiple allegations of sexual assault.
Eight House Republicans have asked for ethics investigations of Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Anna Eshoo, as well as the staffs of the two California Democrats. The subject: the leak of the unredacted letter from Christine Blasey Ford accusing Kavanaugh.
The vote to end debate and prepare the final confirmation carried on a 51-49 vote. GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined with Democrats in opposition, while Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted with the Republicans.
There has been a major shift in midterm election polling, showing the GOP on the rise in several key races in battleground states across the country, said CNN politics writer Harry Enten.
“If the claims about sexual assault fail to stick, we’ll take him down with straw men about drinking and nitpicking about yearbooks,” Hatch criticized. “It was always and only about defeating Judge Kavanaugh by any means necessary.”
“We all have to listen to her, and give her an opportunity to share her story,” she said, adding, “but also believe in the presumption of innocence, and there has to be justice for everyone.”
Through the callous political game-playing of the U.S. Senate Democrats, our entire nation has been thrown into an unnecessarily hurtful debate that pits men against women and liberals against conservatives. I condemn these despicable tactics and encourage women to reject them.
The ABA president, seemingly doing the bidding of Democrat senators, called for an FBI investigation, even though the ABA had given Judge Kavanaugh its highest rating after its own investigation. The Vermont Bar Association was no better.
When asked what she thinks is motivating the allegations, she shrugs and replies: “The accusations are due to money floating around.”