An annoying protester who opposes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got put in her place Monday by Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana when he offered sharp and concise answers to her lousy questions.
Video footage shared on social media by Benny Johnson of The Daily Caller showed the woman harassing Cassidy by following him through a Senate building and asking questions about Kavanaugh.
“Why wouldn’t I support Kavanaugh?” Cassidy asked.
“Because rapists are bad,” the protester replied.
That’s such a terrible response for multiple reasons.
First, even Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, hasn’t alleged he is a “rapist. ” Ford stated that Kavanaugh groped her at a high school party 36 years ago and attempted to remove her clothes, and she “believed he was going to rape me.”
Second, as Cassidy pointed out, all of the people Ford has named as witnesses have denied her allegations.
“Wait a second, everybody there said that it did not happen,” Cassidy responded to the protester.
Sen. @BillCassidy confronted by Anti-Kavanaugh protester & asked why he would put a "rapist" on the Supreme Court.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 2, 2018
“So you’re going to … you’re going to believe Mark Judge over a woman?” the woman interrupted, naming one of the alleged witnesses, a friend of Kavanaugh’s.
At this point in the video, it was already obvious the protester wasn’t willing to have an actual discussion about the details of the case. She glossed over the absence of corroborating witnesses and went straight to the “believe women” mantra.
As Cassidy pointed out, not only did Judge deny her claims, but so did other witnesses, including Ford’s lifelong and best friend, Leland Keyser.
“No, I’m going to believe her best friend,” Cassidy bluntly said.
After he shot down that line of inquiry, the woman simply moved on to a new talking point, once again demonstrating that she wasn’t interested in a conversation.
“So you’re OK as a doctor to harm a woman?” the protester said. Cassidy is a gastroenterologist.
“Wait a second, are you OK as a person to go ahead and to accept a non-corroborated charge to destroy someone’s life? If it destroyed your life, your son’s life or your husband’s?” the senator asked the woman.
Once again, she tried to change the subject, but Cassidy stopped her.
“Wait a second, answer my question,” he demanded.
The dumbfounded and stumped protester could only muster up the weak response of “I wouldn’t marry somebody that was a drunk.”
Kavanaugh admitted in his testimony that he likes beer, but so do a lot of Americans. Obviously, that doesn’t make them “drunks.”
Cassidy’s great responses might make the next protester pause before trying those tactics on him again.
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