Well, add another Republican politician to the list of those who have been making disdainful comments about the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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.
Now, Kevin Cramer, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in North Dakota, decided to give his own take on a radio show:
“This case is even more absurd because these people were teenagers when this supposed, alleged incident took place. Teenagers. Not a boss, supervisor-subordinate situation as the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill situation was claimed to be,” he said during an appearance on KNOX. “These are teenagers who evidently were drunk according to her own, her own statements. They were drunk when it evidently happened… even by her own accusation. Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere. So you just have to wonder.”
Here are details of the attempted rape allegation that Kevin Cramer is shrugging off because they were “teenagers” and the attempted rape “never went anywhere”:
Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom up a short stair well from the living room. They locked the door and played loud music precluding any successful attempt to yell for help.Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with REDACTED, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. With Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me.From across the room a very drunken REDACTED said mixed words to Kavanaugh ranging from “go for it” to “stop.”At one point when REDACTED jumped onto the bed the weight on me was substantial. The pile toppled, and the two scrapped with each other. After a few attempts to get away, I was able to take this opportune moment to get up and run across to a hallway bathroom. I locked the bathroom door behind me. Both loudly stumbled down the stair well at which point other persons at the house were talking with them. I exited the bathroom, ran outside of the house and went home.
Voting day is Tuesday, November 6, in case you were wondering.