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Trump’s Victim Blaming to Support SCOTUS Pick (Kavanaugh) Against Charges

 

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand argued that Trump’s comments on Friday are a “vile attack.”

“The most powerful man in the world just used his position and platform to attack a sexual assault survivor,” she said on Twitter. “This is the same man who has been credibly accused of more than a dozen cases of sexual assault or harassment.”

Reuters has an excellent article on Trump’s tweet’s today and his somewhat restrained comments earlier this week claiming that his SCOTUS pick was “under assault.”

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay,” Trump said in a Twitter post.

Of course, this is all deeply ironic and expected when we have a President who has been accused by many women of sexual harassment.

 

According to The Morning Call, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, who outted himself for sexual misconduct while writing the Stanford newspaper said about the allegations by Ford: “serious and credible.” Booker accused the Republican majority of failing to investigate her account thoroughly. “In a nation with crisis levels of sexual violence & harassment,” he wrote Wednesday on Twitter, “how those who come forward are treated demonstrates the level of our commitment to addressing this heinous societal wrong.”

 

The fact that this may have happened at an elite Boys only Boarding school with student athletes that are drunk is emblematic of the sexist behavior in this country that has been commonplace far too often and has finally started to be seriously addressed with the #MeToo movement.

But why isn’t the country dealing the underage drinking, the elitest nature of all of this as well as the sexist athlete that far too often feels it’s acceptable to demean women?