A week after Republicans slammed Republican Senator Lindsay Graham for distorting public opinion about the record of sex offender Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham lamented that the life of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh was ruined when he was questioned about credible allegations that he sexually abused women. .
“If you compare it to Kavanagh, you miss a lot. I have never complained that tough questions have been asked of Kavanagh or anyone else, I have complained that their lives are being ruined by the Democrats’ efforts and that the mainstream media is trying to destroy someone to keep the seat open. That did not happen here. So I found him to be completely out of touch, ”said Graham in a misleading and erratic attempt to explain his unexplained vote on Jackson.
Lindsay Graham said Judge Jackson was “static” and then he accused Brett Kavanagh of “ruining his life.” pic.twitter.com/8XFmgoaSG9
– Sarah Ridge Jones (PoliticusSarah) April 4, 2022
Brett Cavanaugh’s life was clearly not ruined because he is in the Supreme Court, sitting next to the defender of the sexual harassment and 1/6 terrorist attack on Clarence Thomas of our country. What are the consequences of this court? And indeed, this has become the Senate.
The South Carolina Republican, who went 180 from Senator John McCain’s Best Contestant, who became the top contender for best effort as the most vocal Trump troll, still worked almost four years later on how unfair it was to ask Brett Cavana about credible allegations. Women victims of sexual abuse.
Republicans have not handled this confirmation well.
Aaron Blake writes for Washington, “(N) Not only do Americans support Jackson’s confirmation significantly more than they support other recent nominees – they see Republicans running it as badly as they see Democrats running Cavanaugh, if not worse,” Aaron Blake wrote. The Washington Post’s “The Fix” writes for Washington:
Only 27 percent of Americans approve of their (Republicans) approach, while 52 percent reject it.
But is Jackson and Kavanagh’s treatment the same? Is it a bad thing to ask a man about a credible allegation of sexual harassment before being confirmed in the Supreme Court? To suggest this, it assumes that the issue of violent crimes against women is not important when it comes to being a judge in the country’s highest court.
Is it bad behavior to falsely accuse the first black woman nominee of being “soft on sexual offenses”? I think that’s one of the reasons why Republicans want to make our ethnic history illegal, because the history of false accusations of black sex offenders reveals just how ugly this line of lies actually was.
Despite giving the FBI 4,500 tips on not investigating him under Trump White House directives, little has been said to distinguish the racist and sexist behavior that Judge Jackson has received from Brett Kavanagh’s misogynistic heights.
It is these men who decide how to interpret the law for a country where women are the majority. I think it’s very important that they see violence against women as something to be silenced and that anyone who talks about it is threatened, unless of course using women (Monica) is politically helpful for them.
The life of Dr. Christine Blessy Ford was actually ruined. But we don’t hear a word about it from Republicans. He was unable to return to work after Brett Kavanaugh assaulted him and testified that he could not stay home due to threats. He had to be evacuated four times and pay for his personal safety.
Even Senator Joe Manchin, a “Democrat” who refuses to protect the right to vote, was offended by Republicans’ “disrespectful” treatment of Judge Jackson.
See, no matter how much Republicans want to exclude rape victims and portray themselves as victims of sexual harassment, it’s not about abusing two nominees.
One is that the Trump administration instructed the FBI to ignore 4,500 tips about Brett Kavanagh to promote an apparently bad-tempered alcohol abuser whose “credit-card debt and debts were either repaid or fell below the reporting requirement in 2017.”
The other is a highly qualified judge abusing Republicans – equally respected by conservatives and liberals – based on the sexist and racist dishonesty of their own making that sounded like a Q-Annan board.
Our culture does not discuss the extent to which a black female judge is falsely accused of being humble towards child hunters, a work environment that no decent employer would tolerate – or that no one seems to have a very aggressive focus on sexual offenses, as per Judge Jackson’s record. There was no purpose other than to lie, it was a hostile act that put black women at unequal risk of sexual violence.
Six out of 10 black women have complained of being sexually assaulted under the age of 18; And
Black women are three times more likely to be sexually harassed at work than white women
Judge Jackson witnesses sexual harassment of U.S. Senate Republicans
What we saw during Judge Jackson’s hearing was sexual harassment. Ongoing mention of sexual harassment and pornography – while it serves no real purpose because its record matched that of most of its co-workers – is less likely to be tolerated in a decent placement job interview in the Me Too Post, even though it is televised from the U.S. Senate.
And how about the Republicans’ false accusation of critical race theory, which is the worst of their latest vote attempt, which ironically “cancels the culture” because their party wants to legislate across the country to discard information and historical context.
Sexual violence against women is something that culture has made so normal that we go beyond it and hand over the Supreme Court position to these men for life and ask them for the courage to advise anyone not to treat women like objects kept here for their use. I keep apologizing. And abuse. Democrats are seen as misbehaving by asking Kavanagh about this credible allegation.
Democrats disagreed with Gorsuch, but did not accuse him of sexual misconduct, because – hello – there were no credible tips warning that he might not be eligible to be a judge. Is he hacked? Yes. However, he is not a sexual predator.
So we’re in a place in our culture where Democrats view violent crimes against women as something to be taken care of, and Judge Jackson’s great career is seen as totally unfounded racist and sexist attack.
Only those who have not been the victims of such sexual and racist behavior will tell you that it does not matter and should be ignored. This inequality stems from a basic idea about the right of some people to be free from crime and the right to remain silent with false women and especially women of color who are in power or in power.
In 1991, a generation of women witnessed horrific behavior by 14 white men, chaired by then-Senator Joe Biden of Anita Hill, as she testified that she was sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. His testimony was deemed irrelevant and the man has been in court ever since, leading people to think that perhaps the willingness to abuse women could be a warning sign of a general lack of honesty and decency.
In 2018, a generation of women who were consistently seen as sexually abusive were promoted to the Supreme Court and her name accused ruined her life. The media denounced the power that came to the victims of the outrageous rape victims who were protesting and now it appears that Democrats are treating poor Brett Kavanagh badly – yes, maybe – a white man should be disqualified from the bench for sexual harassment and should do so. Will be investigated honestly and thoroughly.
In 2022, a generation of women saw Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson behave unfairly and wrongly as if he were soft on sexual offenses, by men who are still crying about how Brett Cavana was asked about his own accusations. Sexual abuse against women.
Although abuse of women was a bipartisan issue in 1991, Republicans became so vocal about it by 2022 that a white male Republican nominee was asked to mourn as a weapon against a Democratic nominee using lies about his record. Allegations of sexual harassment.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson could be confirmed as the first black woman Supreme Court judge soon this week. But the scars of Senate Republicans’ horrific treatment of Judge Jackson will probably last for decades.
Mrs. Jones is co-founder / editor-in-chief of Politicus USA and a member of the White House Press Pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. His analysis has been featured in several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and in print outlets including Stateside with David Schuster, as well as in The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter and many more. .
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