A man accused of sexual assault has a lifetime appointment on the country’s highest court in spite of allegations of sexual misconduct from at least three women.
Christine Blasey Ford courageously came forward to testify even though she knew she faced the possibility that her words would be disbelieved, her pain disregarded and her life upended — and rightly so. Sen. Mitch McConnell described assault survivors as “bullies who didn’t care about facts.” Sen. Orrin Hatch told the protesters to “grow up.” And Donald Trump, our sexual-predator-in-chief, mocked her at a rally and lamented that it was a “hard time for young men.”
The GOP has no problem shaming survivors while elevating abusers because, frankly, they don’t think what Brett Kavanaugh is accused of doing was wrong. But midterm elections are less than a month away and a good time to remember that every Republican who voted for Kavanaugh cares more about power than women’s lives.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” The midterm 2020 election is our time to say enough! Tell Republicans that women will never again give them consent to make us feel inferior. Vote!
Susan Christensen, Salt Lake City