Thanks to the Republican Senate majority in power, a credibly accused sexual predator has been added to the Supreme Court. Barring impeachment, Brett Kavanaugh will sit on our nation’s highest judicial body for decades, handing down rulings that affect some 325 million Americans.
His confirmation calls the legitimacy of the time-honored institution into question and at the very least completely dispels the idea that the Supreme Court is a neutral, nonpartisan body. Kavanaugh’s ranting against Democrats and the Clintons during his embarrassing Senate Judiciary Committee hearing saw to that. Going forward, all Supreme Court decisions will be tainted by the public knowledge that a dishonest, drunken, probable attempted rapist has a direct hand in them.
Now, President Trump is trying to shore up the authority and reputation of his new justice by digging once again into his deep bag of shameless lies. Today, Trump spoke to reporters and attacked demands for Kavanaugh’s impeachment by calling him a “brilliant jurist” and claiming that he “did nothing wrong.”
It’s worth noting that Trump himself has been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, on numerous occasions. So when he says that Kavanaugh “did nothing wrong,” it’s not unfair to interpret it as him saying that even if Kavanaugh did do what he’s accused of, it’s not a big deal. Sex crimes are perfectly acceptable behavior to our president.
Trump went on to claim that Kavanaugh was “caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.” Of course, Trump has no basis for such a conspiracy theory, other than the obvious fact that it gives him the pretext to justify Kavanaugh’s confirmation and completely ignore his accusers. It’s blatant disinformation and his unhinged fans will lap it up.
Every day this man stays in power is another day that our country decouples further from reality. He has to go.
Watch the clip below.
President Trump claims that the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were "all made up" pic.twitter.com/5CNEdyloir
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 8, 2018