Not many people are willing to show up to publicly support Brett Kavanaugh.
A demonstration to support Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination had only six women in attendance Thursday, even as hundreds opposed to him have rallied in Washington and around the country.
Six protesters assembled on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, brandishing signs in favor of Kavanaugh, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. The tiny group of demonstrators chanted “zero proof” and, inexplicably, “drain the swamp!”
The women also shouted at Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) because he worked with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the agreement to delay the Kavanaugh vote for an FBI background check.
“Flake the Snake and Coons deserve each other!” the women yelled, even though Flake has said he will vote for Kavanaugh.
So far, there hasn’t been any condemnation of the small pro-Kavanaugh protest from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell complained Wednesday about survivors of sexual assault who have confronted pro-Kavanaugh senators in public. The GOP leader whined that the women were “harassing” Republicans and added, “We will not be intimidated by these people.”
Unlike the vigils and protests that have taken place in Washington and around the country to oppose Kavanaugh, the supposedly pro-Kavanaugh forces have not had an easy time getting people to show up to support him.
At an August event billed as “Women for Kavanaugh,” the men in attendance decidedly outnumbered the women. At one such “Women for Kavanaugh” event, a young man dismissed the allegations and said, “I’m still gonna support him and hope he gets in because this could be a good chance to overturn abortion.”
Women who do know Kavanaugh have opposed his nomination. In some instances, as the public learned about the assault claims, women who initially backed him have since pulled their support or remained conspicuously silent.
The poor turnout at Thursday’s demonstration stands in strong contrast to hundreds of events held the night before. Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn Civic Action, noted, “100s of vigils tonight. Minot, ND, Portland ME, Anchorage, Charleston WV, more, on 48 hours’ notice.”
100s of vigils tonight. Minot, ND, Portland ME, Anchorage, Charleston WV, more, on 48 hours notice – along with huge wave of grassroots calls. This movement is electric; we will prevail – and for damn sure we'll march to the polls. (Photos via @NARAL) #StopKavanaugh #believewomen pic.twitter.com/OkfVcqGYOc
— Anna Galland (@annagalland) October 4, 2018
Six women chanting at senators just isn’t the same, and it is a sign of weakness for the man Republicans are desperately trying to install on the court for the rest of his life.
Published with permission of The American Independent.