GOP Now Making Jokes That Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Sexually Assaulted
Republicans everywhere, those in Congress, the Senate, and supporters alike, somehow think it's funny that several women are coming forward accusing Judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault and attempted rape.
They claim many things, namely, that they are either made up, or, if true, not important enough to railroad Kavanaugh's nomination to the highest court in the land. Their defense: should have thought about that 36 years ago ladies, and not have waited to tell your story.
Now - Republicans have have a new joke circulating within their inner circles: a meme of female Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claiming that "Abraham Lincoln grabbed my ass in 1862."
This is somehow meant to make fun of the fact that victims of sexual assault don't come forward right away.
The meme was shared by the official account of the Milwaukee County GOP on Twitter.
I was skeptical this was really the Milwaukee GOP but it's followed by the main Wisconsin GOP account and has been tagged by them in tweets before. Re: this tweet about Ruth Bader Ginsburg pic.twitter.com/IaBe1WTuoc— andrew kaczynski🧐 (@KFILE) September 25, 2018
This wasn't just a made-up meme, either, and it's not exclusive to just Republicans in Wisconsin.
Reprsentative Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) joked as early as a week ago the very same thing: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
This apparently is a very funny thing among Republicans.
"It’s clear that sexual harassment is a joke to them," state Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D) said to the Journal Sentinel. "I can’t imagine what it’s like to have to endure this public humiliation."
Republicans are passing off the jokes as mild humor surrounding what they claim are "baseless" and "unsubstantiated" allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, who they say has the highest credibility.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump already have their minds made up on Kavanaugh and say that there will be an up or down vote less than 24 hours after Dr. Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Famed attorney Michael Avenatti says he has a third accuser who would like to be seen by the committee but he claims they have refused to respond to him or his client.