Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), the guy who loves to issue vague, passive-aggressive statements that might be signaling that he might not be happy with something the unindicted co-conspirator in the Oval Office says, is not at all vague when it comes to putting the little ladies of the Senate in their place. What's all this about Roe v. Wade, he wants to know, then brings out a dog whistle everyone can hear.
"People are going to pretend that Americans have no historical memory," he said, "and supposedly there haven't been screaming protesters saying, 'Women are going to die' at every hearing for decades." Got that? "Screaming" protesters. He's just getting warmed up, though. "The fact that the hysteria has nothing to do with [Kavanaugh] means that we should ask what's the hysteria coming from?" Ooooh, a two "hysteria" sentence. But wait. "The hysteria around Supreme Court confirmation hearings is coming from the fact that we have a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the Supreme Court in American life now."
That's three "hysterias" in two sentences, and we all know who gets hysterical, huh? Those ridiculous, screaming women. Like Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, maybe? The "pro-choice" women of the Republican conference who say they want to hear Kavanaugh tell them Roe is "settled law"? Which, by the way, is meaningless as another one of their male colleagues is happy to explain. It "would be disqualifying in my opinion if he would not listen to both sides of the story and decide accordingly" on Roe, Graham said this weekend. "He will give great deference, I'm sure, to Roe v. Wade. But it can be overturned like every other decision."
Are you listening to these Republican men, senators? Are you hearing them call you hysterical? Are you aware how willing they are to trade away your political careers on this vote? Are you going to go along with it?
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