Despite allegations of sexual assault, testaments to immoral behavior and lying and a downright embarrassing show of character at his hearing last week, conservatives continue to line up behind Brett Kavanaugh as their pick for Supreme Court Justice.
But this is about more than Kavanaugh. The sanctity and historical nonpartisanship of the Supreme Court is at stake. Sen. Chris Coons, the Delaware Democrat, said Kavanaugh has been involved in some “of the most pitched and partisan battles of our lifetimes.” He told Kavanaugh directly that it is “critical that this committee and the American people fully examine your record to understand what kind of justice you would be.”
But the Republicans aren’t letting the committee and the American people examine his record. The Republican party is attempting to force this dumpster fire of a pick onto the Supreme Court without a thorough investigation. But we shouldn’t be surprised. This is the party that has become synonymous with misogyny, inequality and women’s rights violations.
In Georgia, Kemp is doing his best to tow the party line and strip away the small amount of progress we’ve made toward women’s rights, LGBT rights and rights for people of color. In just the past few months, Kemp has promised to sign anti-LGBT legislation, run a grossly anti-feminist ad that makes jokes about gun violence, and advocated for detention and deportation for law-abiding undocumented immigrants.
This election is HUGE for women. This is a chance for women to stand together and refuse to continue accepting the misogynistic, hypocritical policy sludge the GOP has been piling on top of us for way too long.
An unprecedented number of women are running for election in the 2018 midterms. Finally we have an opportunity to elect people who are going to take women’s rights seriously, and we’re not talking about the kind of “taking women seriously” that the GOP did at the Kavanaugh hearing.
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