Tag Archives: sexual assault


Murkowski Warns GOP Ahead of Kananaugh Hearings

“We are now in a place where it’s not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified. It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed.”

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), offering a blunt warning: “Do not prejudge sexual assault allegations against the nominee that will be aired at an extraordinary public hearing on Thursday,” the New York Times reports.


Kavanaugh’s Support Caves Among Voters


A new Fox News poll finds that just 40% of voters would confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, while 50% oppose him. More voters believe Christine Blasey Ford’s claims of sexual assault than Kavanaugh’s denials by a 6-point margin, 36% vs. 30%. However, 34% are unsure who is telling the truth. However, women are more likely to believe Ford by 10 points, and among suburban women that jumps to 17. Men side with her by just 1 point.


Hill: Senate Judiciary Committee Hasn’t Changed Since 1991

“Today, the public expects better from our government than we got in 1991, when our representatives performed in ways that gave employers permission to mishandle workplace harassment complaints throughout the following decades. That the Senate Judiciary Committee still lacks a protocol for vetting sexual harassment and assault claims that surface during a confirmation hearing suggests that the committee has learned little from the Thomas hearing, much less the more recent #MeToo movement.”

Anita Hill

News & Comment

How the GOP Ended Up with Candidates Like Donald Trump and Roy Moore

A new Morning Consult poll reveals that Republicans care more about a candidate’s policy positions than they do about his or her character. That explains how a serial sexual assaulter became president and a serial pedophile almost became a U.S. senator.

Here’s the data:



Alabama Pol Supports Roy Moore with Assertion That the Virgin Mary Was Underage When She Married Joseph

Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler

Poetic Justice

All Hat, No Brain

Rick Perry is dumb, but it’s not his fault,
And he blends right in with the GOP gestalt.
But Rick sounds like a super-moron,
When he says that by keeping the lights on,
Fossil fuels actually can prevent sexual assault.