Believe all women. Unless they’re married to Republicans. Then, behead all women.
That’s at least my takeaway from a threat against the wife of Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the 49 Republicans who voted for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court this weekend. That vote was enough for someone to send his wife a graphic video of a beheading, Fox News reported.
Their information and the names and addresses of family members were also posted online, Gardner said.
The great irony here is that Gardner was one of the most hesitant Republicans when it came to Kavanaugh’s confirmation; he was undecided on his vote as late as Thursday and had met with survivors of sexual assault before he resolved to vote for Kavanaugh, according to the Denver Post.
Garner was also the lawmaker who received an anonymous letter detailing a fourth allegation against Kavanaugh, accusing the nominee of sexual violence against a girlfriend in the late 1990s.
That woman, now a federal judge, would vigorously deny the incident ever happened and investigators determined the allegation wasn’t credible.
Still, anti-Kavanaugh liberals saved most of their vitriol for Republicans who were the most willing to consider voting against the judge before ultimately weighing the FBI report and casting their vote for him.
Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine got the brunt of it, but apparently Gardner and his family are good enough targets, too.
(Of course, these are just allegations, but if there’s anything I’ve learned over the past few weeks it’s that mere allegations are tantamount to guilt. Also, I’m sure Gardner’s wife has corroboration, given that this was a text message — but apparently these days you don’t really need that either.)
You also don’t need to be in this company to have your personal information posted on the internet (a practice known as “doxing.”) Just look at Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch; the Republicans had their personal information put up on Wikipedia, allegedly by a man who worked in the office of Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
The alleged leaker, former Dianne Feinstein intern Jackson Cosko, also said he would put the senators’ children’s health information and Social Security numbers out on the internet if they went to the authorities over the breach.
Oh, and then there are the death threats levied against Kavanaugh and his family.
Then again, none of this should surprise anybody, not given what we’ve seen over the past few weeks. The Democrats have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams at the politics of blood-pressure manipulation. The only problem is that they’re now riding atop a beast they have not a whit of control over.
For your consideration, I give you tweets like these:
I will shout at senators on a plane
I will shout at senators on a train
I will shout at senators in a boat
I will shout at senators on a goat
— Zombie Journalist. Grrr. Arrrgh. (@thewayoftheid) October 6, 2018
And how better to ascertain where to shout (or worse) at senators when you know where their goat (or home) is?
At least now we know someone is aware of where to find the wife of Cory Gardner. And lo and behold, it seems they’re interested in accosting everyone involved in a manner somewhat more pernicious than screaming at them.
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