Evangelist Franklin Graham has admonished the cartoonist who mocked the young daughter of Supreme Court justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The image, drawn by cartoonist Chris Britt, was in reference to Kavanaugh’s opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he asserted that his 10-year-old daughter, Liza, had suggested praying for his accuser, Dr. Chrstine Blasey Ford.
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“The other night, Ashley and my daughter, Liza, said their prayers,” the nominee said in his highly emotional statement. “Little Liza, all of 10 years old, said to Ashley, ‘We should pray for the woman.’ That’s a lot of wisdom from a 10 year old. We mean no ill will.”
In light of these powerful remarks, Graham, along with thousands of fellow Americans, was outraged by the vile sentiment portrayed in the image below:
To Whom it May Concern at .@ILTimes:
I would like to formally lodge a protest at the disgraceful sketch by your cartoonist, Chris Britt, depicting the 10 year-old daughter of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
It contravenes every standard of decency in our society. Please remove it. pic.twitter.com/WWpI2f9NVA
— vbspurs (@vbspurs) September 30, 2018
“When Brett Kavanaugh’s daughter Liza said she was going to pray for Mrs. Ford, that warmed my heart, and I’m sure it touched millions of others as well,” the reverend wrote on Facebook. “It’s obvious that this little girl has been brought up right. But wouldn’t you know that the God-haters would use this girl’s prayers to mock her, her faith, and her father.”
"The other night Ashley and my daughter Liza said their prayers, and Liza, all of ten years old, said to Ashley we should pray for the woman," a choked up Brett Kavanaugh says. "A lot of wisdom from a ten-year-old. We mean no ill will." https://t.co/Dzu2JyOIWV pic.twitter.com/I4vtPxkOZu
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 27, 2018
Finally, Graham implored Christians to pray for Kavanaugh and his family at this time.
“I believe in the power of prayer. I would encourage everyone to continue to pray for this confirmation,” he said. “Our nation is in trouble—and the battle for the Supreme Court is being fought in full view of all Americans. Pray that God’s will be done.”