President Trump, Senate Republicans, and Judge Kavanaugh have now launched a scorched earth campaign to discredit the survivors who are speaking out about Kavanaugh’s past.
It echoes Trump’s own attacks against his 16 accusers, not to mention Roy Moore’s and Rob Porter’s.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today called the accusations against Kavanaugh part of a “shameful smear campaign.” The only smear campaign we see is powerful Republican men trying once again to silence female survivors in this country.
President Trump called the allegations “totally political,” which we suppose is genteel compared to dismissing his own survivors as too ugly to assault.
We can’t lose sight of what’s happening:
- President Trump hand-picked a Supreme Court nominee who will protect him from the law.
- That nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been credibly accused of sexual assault by at least two women.
- After a degrading and disrespectful process, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely chose to testify before members of the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee, many of whom have publicly questioned her story and insulted her.
- A second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has now come forward with an additional credible claim. Senate Republicans reportedly, upon finding out, tried to rush Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote rather than choose to investigate the disturbing claim.
- Trump, Grassley, Graham, McConnell, and their cronies have one goal: attack and discredit women in order to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed—at all costs.
A Fox News poll this weekend found Americans oppose his confirmation 50-40. More Americans believe Professor Blasey Ford’s claims than Kavanaugh’s denials, and today, people across the country walked out in mass numbers to show their support for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
The American people are speaking; women are speaking; Senators who choose to ignore them can expect to hear a much louder message in November.