In case there is any doubt in your mind that Republicans plan to confirm Kavanaugh no matter what they find out about his assault on Dr. Ford, let me share with you what Mitch McConnell said yesterday:
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Friday morning that he believes the Senate will wind up confirming Kavanaugh.”
So Dr. Ford will go in front of a group of hostile old white men who will try to smear her in every way possible while planning to vote for this questionable (at best) nominee for the Supreme Court. I want to run to her and tell her not to bother. It’s not worth what they are going to put her through only to have the outcome be the same.
But women are strong and this woman is very strong. Despite the fact that she knows she will be vilified as some kind of drunken slut while in high school, she will not be silenced, anymore than Anita Hill was silenced.
As a woman I can tell you that every old man in the senate who still thinks they can intimidate women, abuse women, force women to accept their advances if they want their career to stay on track – every woman will remember you when you are up for re-election.
The revolution is coming and its wearing pantsuits and comfortable shoes.