More than 300 protesters, mostly women, were arrested on Thursday during a massive sit-in on Capitol Hill against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple women. The Senate is planning to hold a key procedural vote on his confirmation this morning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. This comes just one day after senators were given their first chance to see the FBI’s new investigation into Kavanaugh. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon blasted the FBI probe as a horrific cover-up Thursday. A final vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation is expected on Saturday.
Opposition to Kavanaugh is growing across the across the country. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a lifelong Republican, said Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court, following his partisan remarks during last week’s hearing. The editorial boards of The Washington Post and The New York Times also came out against Kavanaugh. This marks the first time The Washington Post has opposed a Supreme Court nominee in over 30 years; the last was Robert Bork in 1987.
Eve Ensler the author of the Vagina Monologues was interviewed by Amy Goodman today Friday. . Ensler wrote an open letter to the 45 % white women who say they support Kavanaugh. The letter is at the bottom.
Hispanic supporters of Kavanaugh run at 30%
African American women run at 11 %.
To me this is significant. What do black women know that others don’t? What is their life experience in America telling them? What do they know deep in their bones?
answer just look at the white Republican senators; that’s all you need to know
As a Christian I would say also: go to the margins and that’s where you will find Jesus.
The Gospels remind us that Jesus was engaged in edge-ucation. Matthew 25.
I trust the 11% not the Ivy League, privileged frat boy salivating at his coronation.he took to an oped in the Wall St Journal to apologize for the politicization that should as ex Justice Stevens suggested, deny him a place on the Court.
Whether Kavanaugh gets his seat he will never be trusted by women. America controlled by the dark money of rich white men may be in for a moment of truth.