After Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court even after being accused of sexual assault by multiple women, top Republicans are filled with a false sense of security that is honestly sickening.
Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insulted all sexual assault victims as he spoke out against the numerous protests against Kavanaugh, stating that it was “a great political gift” because the “mob” had energized Republicans. In an interview with the Washington Post, McConnell said:
It’s been a great political gift for us. The tactics have energized our base. I want to thank the mob, because they’ve done the one thing we were having trouble doing, which was energizing our base.”
While this is exactly what we might expect from a spineless, old white rape apologist from the Republican Party, it is still revolting as ever. McConnell’s words are a major act of disrespect against prevalent numbers of women who have been sexually assaulted and deserve to have their stories heard instead of criticized.
In the interview, McConnell also praised Kavanaugh for not withdrawing (even though he really should have because he does not deserve this honor):
I never thought Judge Kavanaugh would withdraw. When your integrity is attacked like his was, a withdrawal was certainly no solution to that, so we were in the fight to the finish.
Well you know, we had an FBI investigation to follow up. Every one of us had a chance to look at the facts, to listen to the testimony of both witnesses. We made a decision, and Judge Kavanaugh’s probably sitting on the Supreme Court.”
McConnell and his naive GOP buddies might think that they were handed a “political gift,” but they are only fooling themselves. Kavanaugh’s confirmation is going to mobilize female voters like nothing the Republican Party has ever seen before — and it won’t be in the GOP’s favor.
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