If nothing else is constant these days, you can certainly count on outrage. And unless you live under a rock, or somewhere with no internet access or human interaction, you know the outrage — from conservatives and liberals — is dialed way up when it comes to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh.
Late last week, Judge Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who earlier in the day faced questions from the same panel over her claim that the federal judge tried to molest her more than 30 years ago, when they were both teenagers.
Naturally, the vote over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which is looming like an unmoving storm cloud over all of our days, is dominating CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and every newsfeed on Twitter and Facebook (Instagram seems relatively safe).
The problem with all of it, though, is, regardless of your opinion or support for either Kavanaugh or Ford, the claims against the nominee can’t be proven or disproven. So at this point, it’s purely political, which is what many lawmakers and activists on both sides of the aisle live for.
Enter Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) October 4, 2018
The progressive organization declared Thursday in a cheesy poem they are “coming for” anyone who dares to vote in support of Kavanaugh, who should legally be considered innocent until proven guilty.
Planned Parenthood’s tweet, of course, earned immediate scorn from conservatives:
They kill 300 thousand humans a year. I would definitely take this threat seriously. These people mean business. https://t.co/TvyJu6t92X
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 4, 2018
Like doxxing republican senators? Or like how Paul was attacked in his yard? Or Cruz ambushed in a restaurant? Or McConnell at the airport? I’ll omit the baseball field. You should clarify this. The left interprets everything to mean violence except when they say it. https://t.co/lYpNmrlO3x
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 4, 2018
Watch out tho: You’re used only to slicing and dicing unborn babies. https://t.co/Bo6WjfqaoS
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 4, 2018
Chilling and awful on a number of levels. And also revealing. https://t.co/z2k1OluOF4
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) October 4, 2018
Now, after days of political stunts and grandstanding, the Senate could vote as soon as Saturday on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court, which comes after a supplemental FBI investigation ordered by President Donald Trump to determine if there’s any evidence to back up Ford’s claims.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Thursday, “It’s time to vote.”