Dear Republican US senators, you are party to a once venerable Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln which is now showing itself to being a very ugly institution. Just know that your confirmation of the US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is just a symptom of this degradation of our US government institutions.
Look no further than your own leader, the republican President Donald Trump past poor treatment of women who didn’t hesitate for a second to mock a decent sexual assault survivor, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a recent campaign rally, where the crowd responded with jeering and laughter. That’s what you’re a part of which is nothing to brag about to your children.
See those protesters at your door. They reflect what most of us are feeling.
See how another GOP leader is treating women. When you lose bigly in November 2018, please remember that you were warned. Decent folks are aghast by what we’ve been witnessing.
As per a 10/4/18 Newsweek report by Benjamin Fearnow, “North Carolina Republican leader attempted to ridicule an alleged 1982 photo of Christine Blasey Ford on Facebook, but the picture is actually just a random internet meme. His post also implied Ford was too ugly to sexually assault.”
Cabarrus County Republican Chairman Lanny Lancaster defended his decision to share a mocking post of a random 1980s yearbook picture with the caption, “This is the alleged sexual assault victim. Wow.” Even when confronted by The News & Observer with the fact it is not a photo of Ford, Lancaster blasted the “media” for wanting Americans “to think she was a beautiful young lady.”
“Why would a potential congressman be concerned with what a Republican chairman thinks?” Lancaster told the paper. “He appears to be the type of person that will be a troublemaker. To me, him looking at my Facebook page is childish on his behalf. Is he going to be a childish congressman?”
“I didn’t say anything. I just said this is her picture. Basically, the media is distorting the facts on this lady. Everything she’s said is made up. She has no evidence whatsoever, Lancaster told the newspaper.”
“The media wants you to think she was a beautiful young lady who was on her way home from the tennis courts.…” Lancaster said. “I just wanted you to see the real person. I wanted people to see that this is really her.”
“Lancaster’s sharing of the fake Blasey Ford photo comes after President Donald Trump openly mocked her at a Mississippi rally.”