Here's What Politicians Are Saying About Brett Kavanaugh

Yesterday, the entire nation was treated to a five hour patriarchy play starring Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. While Blasey Ford took a tearful, reluctant, demure approach to her testimony. Brett Kavanaugh decided to go full 80s high school villain (appropriate) and adopted an angry, combative tone. On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 to advance the nomination of Brett “I LOVE BEER” Kavanaugh.

Here’s what key politicians are saying about Kavanaugh’s nomination after hearing Thursday’s testimony.

Sen. Jeff Flake


Senator Jeff Flake was on the fence about Kavanaugh’s nomination after the hearing yesterday, but his announcement today that he will support Kavanaugh’s nomination guarantees he makes it out of committee and to the full Senate for a vote. Here’s a video of protesters confronting him shortly after his nomination:

UPDATE: In a stunning display of giving a f*ck, Jeff Flake voted to move Kavanaugh out of committee, but said stood with Democrats in calling for a one week delay to allow the FBI to investigate all the allegations against Kavanaugh, indicating that he would not feel comfortable voting yes without one. Whaddya know? Yelling at people in elevators works.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and the person Dr. Ford brought her allegation to originally, believes Ford, will not confirm Kavanaugh, and is calling for a delay to the hearing so that the FBI may investigate. She also wanted to subpoena Mark Judge, the witness in the room during the alleged assault, but the Republicans defeated a motion to do so today because of course they did.

Sen. Chuck Grassley

#KavanaughHearings: Some Democratic senators leave the room as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley makes statement in support of Brett Kavanaugh

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Sen. Chuck Grassley is old enough to remember the invention of sexual harassment the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He intends to move Kavanaugh out of committee and will vote to confirm him. He tweeted this the day before the hearing, which is not in a language I personally understand but maybe you can decode it:

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham fully lost his mind at approximately 4:46pm EST on September 27th, 2018. He also is being credited with single-handedly saving Kavanaugh’s nomination so thank you Senator Graham. South Carolina, please come collect your man:

Sens. Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin

Democrat Joe Manchin and Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are all undecided, but expected to vote as a block. I guess this is a Sisterhood of the Traveling Votes situation.

Governors Hogan, Baker, and Kasich

3 Republican Governors decided to be human f*cking beings yesterday and are all calling for the vote to be delayed so there can be further investigation.

Sens. Heitkamp And Tester

Donald F*cking Trump

I mean, are we surprised?

Angry? Same.

If you want to stop the Kavanaugh nomination, there is still time. The number for the Capitol switchboard is: (202) 224-3121. And if he is confirmed, make your opinion known at the ballot box. Click here to get registered and/or check your registration with Rock The Vote.

Remember: don’t call your ex, call your Senator.

Listen to The Betches Sup Podcast‘s episode on Kavanaugh below:

Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is the writer of the Betches Sup Newsletter and co-host of the Betches Sup Podcast.