The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board has launched what may be a historic attack on its vaunted U.S. Senator, Republican Orrin Hatch. The paper, which has the largest daily circulation in the state, is berating the longest-serving Senate Republican in history as someone who holds a “positively medieval attitude toward all women as sex objects.”
And, in its Thursday editorial, the Tribune concludes that Senator Hatch and his fellow Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, should not be allowed an opinion – and, presumably then, a vote – on who sits on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hatch was behind the despicable decision to publicly publish a letter by a former Utah weatherman and former Democratic candidate who claims the third Kavanaugh accuser told him about her “sexual preferences.” Those alleged sexual preferences, pertaining to threesomes or group sex, are held by 10 percent of women and 18 percent of men, so they are not exceptionally far from the mainstream.
It was a lurid attempt to undermine her credibility and, as the paper noted, had absolutely nothing to do with Judge Kavanaugh or her accusations against him.
Republicans on the Judiciary Committee published supposedly salacious excerpts from letter, and the full letter itself, on the Committee’s official website and Hatch tweeted out the link.
The Editorial Board attacks Hatch and the Judiciary Committee Republicans, saying their behavior “is a textbook example of why more victims do not come forward.”
The paper did not stop there.
“Worse, it betrays a positively medieval attitude toward all women as sex objects who cannot be believed or taken seriously,” the Board accuses.
“The fact that no one involved in the Twitter attack on Julie Swetnick seems to see that is solid evidence that their opinion of who should and should not serve on the Supreme Court is to be ignored.”
Their opinion should be “ignored.”
If there’s any question, take a look at how Senator Hatch treated women rape survivors yesterday.
As the President pro tempore of the Senate Hatch is officially the second-most powerful U.S. Senator.
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Trump Celebrates Kavanaugh’s Confirmation by Calling Christine Blasey Ford a ‘Hoax’
President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh were “fabricated” and a “hoax.”
While speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Trump lashed out at the idea that Democrats could impeach Kavanaugh if the party takes control of Congress.
“They are thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist,” Trump said. “A man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.”
“The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats,” Trump added. “And when you mention impeach a justice of the United States Supreme Court… who did nothing wrong, and there was no corroboration of any kind.”
“It was all made up, it was fabricated,” the president continued. “And I think it’s really going to show you something come November 6.”
And Trump predicted that “a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican” because Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court.
Watch the video below from CNN.
‘Loves to Bring It Down Into the Ditch’: Mika Brzezinski Blasts Trump’s ‘Vulgar’ Mocking of Christine Ford
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski unloaded on President Donald Trump for mocking Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser during a campaign rally.
The president ridiculed allegations of attempted rape that Christine Blasey Ford made last week under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Trump supporters in Southaven, Mississippi cheered his taunts.
“This is why I said the day of the hearings that this is exactly what Donald Trump loves and wants, this type of issue, this type of problem with the Supreme Court nominee, because he loves to sow doubt in people,” Brzezinski said. “He loves to sort of shove in that vulgar disparaging angle.”
Kavanaugh’s supporters, and “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, have insisted the nominee should be presumed innocent until his guilt could be proven — but Brzezinski said the president had made a mockery of that constitutional fundamental.
“One of the cruxes of this argument is due process, and is finding out the truth and it’s something that I think good patriots, good men and women, are all struggling with, and Trump loves to bring it down into the ditch,” Brezinski said.
“He loves to disparage people and to hurt them and to bring kind of an ugly, ugly truth to this,” she added, “and that is that you could hurt people with your words, and Trump does it from the podium of the presidency. I find it to be utterly disgusting.”
‘I Know You’re Not Thinking, You Never Do’: Trump Mocks and Demeans Woman Reporter (Video)
President Donald Trump demeaned a well-known reporter, a woman, when she tried to ask him a question about the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation.
Trump called on ABC News’ White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega. When she did not immediately ask her question (it’s unclear if she had a microphone yet in hand) Trump joked to the administration officials surrounding him, “She’s shocked that I picked her.”
“I’m not, thank you Mr. President,” Vega responded.
“That’s OK, I know you’re not thinking, you never do,” the president mockingly shot back.
“I’m sorry?” Vega replied, asking for clarification.
“No, go ahead. Go ahead,” Trump then told her.
President Trump then refused to take her question when she began asking about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump to woman reporter: “I know you’re not thinking, you never do” pic.twitter.com/rrirTSoMCz
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) October 1, 2018
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