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Kavanaugh not about #MeToo, it's about Roe vs Wade
Republican leaders will have difficulty shepherding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination through the Senate by the end of the month, or even after, in the current climate.
That climate currently includes the sentencing of former America’s Dad and #MeToo poster boy Bill Cosby, convicted of drugging and raping one woman and accused of attacking many more.
Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, defended himself on Fox News, saying he was never at a party decades ago where California college professor Christine Blase Ford said he assaulted her.
He also denied new allegations from a Yale University classmate, who said he exposed himself to her at another party, which he also denies attending.
Republican senators are afraid of being branded as insensitive sexual assault, which will likely be the deciding factor in Kavanaugh’s eventual fate.
The elephant in the room, however, is the fear that Kavanaugh’s vote could reverse the 5-4 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision, and #MeToo is currently the top card in the deck.
It’s a card being played by a party that has no trouble deploying Bill Clinton as an elder statesman.
Kavanaugh opponents are hoping they can wrest control of the Senate away in time to derail his nomination if it is delayed until after the mid-terms.
Without Senate control, however, and even if Kavanaugh is not confirmed, however, the next nominee and Supreme Court appointee, is likely to be farther to the right.