In the five days since Brett Kavanaugh’s last testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, opposition from the left to the embattled Supreme Court nominee has accelerated.
The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a $1 million television blitz likening the nominee to convicted sex offender Bill Cosby.
In addition, the liberal Roman Catholic publication “America” has called for the withdrawal of the nomination of Kavanaugh — himself a practicing Catholic and product of the Jesuit-run Georgetown Prep School (“America” is also edited by Jesuits).
“If Senate Republicans proceed with his nomination, they will be prioritizing policy aims over a woman’s report of an assault,” editorialized America on the day of Kavanaugh’s testimony, “Were he to be confirmed without this allegation being firmly disproved, it would hang over his future decisions on the Supreme Court for decades and further divide the country.”
The editorial concluded that “[f]or the good of the country and the future credibility of the Supreme Court in a world that is finally learning to take reports of harassment, assault and abuse seriously, it is time to find a nominee whose confirmation will not repudiate that lesson.”
Last week, the ACLU’s national board voted officially to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination —something it only has done with three Supreme Court nominees in the past.
This week, the organization will unleash its TV spots likening Kavanaugh to Cosby to the tune of $1 million. An ACLU spokesman said their TV blitz would focus in the states of senators they feel they can persuade to oppose Kavanaugh: Republicans Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin.
An ACLU spokesman said that since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, there has been dramatic growth in the organization and its membership has jumped from 400,000 to 1.4 million in two years.
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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