Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, October 6, by one of the slimmest margins in American history, locking in a solid conservative majority on the court and capping a rancorous battle that began as a debate over judicial ideology and concluded with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.
This has been on my mind since one week ago, when Dr. Ford identified herself as the victim of alleged sexual assault by the nominee to the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.
I can barely being to imagine how she’s feeling in view of the event that happened 36 years ago, her identifying herself and the subsequent situation she has endured since her identity became known.
I don’t want to write about the actions of the old curmudgeons, white men who sit on the Judiciary Committee, two of whom where in this same place in history during the Anita Hill hearings. I only want to mention that we, the people, are not blind to the reasons for your actions.
Your legacy, if any, will forever be tainted and if that man sits on SCOTUS, his tenure will be forever tainted. The ‘highest court in the land’ will have two members who has been accused of sexual misconduct.
“Dear Professor Ford” Video Shows Activists and Celebrities Backing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
In a video circulating Twitter shared with the hashtag #WeBelieveYou, dozens of women showed support for Palo Alto professor Christine Blasey Ford.
The video, titled #DearProfessorFord, shows celebrities, attorneys, and activists lauding Ford for speaking up about her allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, who has categorically denied the allegation, has been called on by the Senate Judiciary Committee to appear at a hearing on Monday, as has Ford.
“Dear Professor Ford,” the women in the video say, “we know how difficult it is to stand up to powerful people.
We want to thank you for publicly sharing your story of sexual violence.
As members of the Senate determine whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should serve as a Supreme Court Justice, this context is critical.”
The different figures in the video then refer to Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, saying that “the behavior you described was wrong and runs directly counter to upholding the law and promoting justice.”
This is all you need to know about Brett Kavanaugh, nominated to be the next Supreme Court Justice and father of two beautiful girls that refused to shake the hand of the father who lost his beautiful daughter in a mass school shooting last February in Florida!
This arrogant-piece of excrement who couldn’t even stretch his hand out in kindness and show some empathy for the man’s loss, being a father himself. Turned his back on the father and walked away from him.
Totally incapable of showing any empathy whatsoever!
In fact he had his daughters removed from the hearing so they didn’t hear the negative things about him. He protected his daughters while the other father couldn’t protect his from gunfire!
Sad! Pathetic! Unconscionable! Disgraceful!
Please share this pic and make it go viral.
I believe our country needs to see Kavanaugh’s despicable behavior and just how cold hearted he really is.
HERE’S CNN RECORDED INTEVIEW
Add insult to rebuke
Kavanaugh Told Security To Remove Father Of School Shooting Victim After Ignoring His Handshake
The White House tried to say that a security guard intervened, which stopped Kavanaugh from being able to shake the man’s hand, but video of the incident disproved that account.
More information regarding the incident.
Not only did Kavanaugh not shake Fred Guttenberg’s hand, but he is now telling CNN that Kavanaugh asked security to remove Guttenberg from the hearing, and they were able to identify him based on the bracelets he wears to commemorate his daughter.
“It was no secret during the campaign that Drumpf was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.”
The 2018 United States elections will mostly be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Drumpf’s term.
All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.
I feel this is important information about what is happening in the Republican Administration lead by Drumpf and what we need to be aware of.
Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.
Gorsuch Says Marriage Equality “Absolutely Settled Law,” But Gets Indignant About LGBT Rights
Earlier on Tuesday, March 21, Senator Richard Durbin asked Gorsuch about his views on LGBT people, and President Trump’s nominee seemed annoyed about having to respond to the question.
“What about them?” he asked. “They’re people.”
When Durbin asked the nominee to give an example of a decision or statement he made that was favorable to LGBT people, Gorsuch declared that he feels all people are entitled to equal treatment under the law.
“Senator, I’ve tried to treat each case and each person as a person, not a ‘this kind of person,’ not a ‘that kind of person’ – a person,” Gorsuch replied.
“Equal justice under law is a radical promise in the history of mankind.”
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was grilled about LGBT rights during his confirmation hearings this week, and while the U.S. Circuit judge referred to same-sex marriage as “settled law,” he refused to share his own opinion on the matter.
As the court prepares to hear its first cases of the 2016-2017 term next week, Senate Republicans’ unprecedented blockade of Chief Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination has resulted in a state of dysfunction at our nation’s highest court.
This upcoming term demonstrates both the incredible importance of the Court and how it has been dangerously hobbled by the lack of a ninth justice.
Nonviolent resistance (NVR or nonviolent action) is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political noncooperation, satyagraha, or other methods, without using violence.
As the day draws closer, as more and more policies are withdrawn and rejected, as new ones as forcibly introduce, we must stand up.