Oct 9, 2018

Stegmann/Wyden/Merkley respond to Kavenaugh confirmation

After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Supreme Court, I wondered how some of our elected officials representing Multnomah county and Oregon responded to Kavanaugh's elevation to our nation's highest court.

First, here is Multnomah County commissioner Lori Stegmann's statement:
"Like many of us, I have been watching the events unfold that have lead to the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a nation, we witnessed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely testify about a sexual assault that was allegedly perpetrated by the next Supreme Court justice. She said it was her “civic duty” to come forward in spite of death threats and great personal cost to her and her family. I believe Dr. Blasey Ford. She is a hero in my book."

Next, here is the response from Oregon Senator Ron Wyden on his Twitter feed:

"Brett Kavanaugh has neither the character nor the judgement to sit on the Supreme Court. Today, I voted NO on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination"
Last on my list- the response from Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley's Twitter feed:
"They were looking to the Senate to stand up for survivors, and to send a clear message that treating any fellow human being this way is unacceptable behavior for someone seeking the privilege of a seat on the Supreme CourtI am deeply troubled by the signal the Senate has sent today by confirming Brett Kavanaugh instead of heeding their words."
It's clear that Commissioner Stegmann, Senator Wyden, and Senator Merkley all believed the sexual assault accusations against Mr. Kavanaugh.

Since Stegmann, Wyden, and Merkley all took the position Brett Kavanaugh was guilty of the sexual assault accusations and thus not qualified to be on the Supreme Court, it would follow that they would have to believe the multiple sexual assault accusations against former President Clinton.

Which would mean that Commissioner Stegmann, Senator Wyden, and Senator Merkley have been covering for a rapist for over twenty years. And Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones must be "heroes" in Stegmann's "book".

Unless, of course, you're a democrat.

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