In the wake of the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, several Republicans have shown their true colors about how they feel about sexual assault. GOP Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has referred to the accusation as a “smear”, GOP Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said “I’d hate to have somebody ask me what I did 35 years ago” (Chuck Grassley is 85 years old), and Donald Trump said “I feel so badly that he’s going through this” about Brett Kavanaugh, with no simultaneous sympathy for the alleged victim.
If all of that wasn’t bad enough, several Republicans, including a sitting US Congressman, have felt it appropriate to joke about the matter.
First, there was the ever moronic scion of the Trump family, Don Jr, who felt it appropriate to share a tasteless sexual assault joke with all of his Instagram followers:
Then, Mark Rylander, a spokesman for the GOP Attorney General of Texas, and former pastor, decided to retweet a couple jokes from a radio shock jock:
Not to be outdone, a couple of Colorado Republican state representatives decided to get in on the joke telling:
Colorado House Representative and minority leader Patrick Neville wrote, “At publishing time, new allegations had surfaced that Kavanaugh had utilized the Konami Code to beat Contra on the NES while in college.”
Liking this comment was Colorado Representative Kevin Van Winkle.
Colorado Senate majority leader Chris Holbert subsequently chimed in with this attempted witticism: “An anonymous source who may or may not have ever been associated with the Little League has allegedly stated that, at the age of nine, Kavanaugh’s right foot did not touch the base when rounding second.”
Then in Michigan, Matt Seely, a Grosse Point Shores city council member, decided it would be fun to share a sexual assault joke to the Michigan Trump Republicans Facebook page:
And most recently, a sitting U.S. Congressman, Republican Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina, decided to share a sexual assault joke during a public debate, in front of constituents:
“Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Norman said, according to the paper. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
Voting day is Tuesday, November 6th, in case anyone was wondering.