As usual with the Democrats, the outrage they are currently projecting over sexual misconduct allegations hurled at SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the eleventh hour of his confirmation is a complete and total double-standard.
For one, they’ve been feigning complete outrage over the SCOTUS nominee since before he was even announced, so it’s hard to believe they can even fake level-headed objectivity when it comes to anything even vaguely related to the Trump administration.
Additionally, they received word of Kavanaugh’s possible sexual assault from 30 years ago back in July, but waited until now to bring it forward, once again casting serious doubt on a single member of the Democratic party actually caring about sexual abuse victims as anything more than a club to beat Republicans over the head with whenever politically expedient to do so.
We certainly know their feelings towards abuse victims changes dramatically when accusations are aimed at one of their own *cough Bill Clinton cough cough* and in this case, we have one very timely comparison in the form of Democratic co-chair Keith Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, who called out the double-standard on Twitter over the weekend.
Fox News reports that Karen Monahan, the woman who accused Ellison of emotionally and physically abusive behavior during their relationship in 2016, had a thing or two to say about the Democrat’s faux outrage over Kavanaugh’s alleged assault:
Monahan slammed the Democratic Party for its response to her allegations when compared to its treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to force himself onto her during at a high school party nearly four decades ago, prompting prominent Democrats to get behind Ford’s allegations.
“No, they don’t,” Monahan tweeted in response to a question whether the party believes women’s stories. “I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party. I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse.”Advertisement - story continues below
She added: “Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more. As I said before, I knew I wouldn’t be believed.”
Her comment came after another user pointed to comments made by Peter Daou, a Democratic strategist and former advisor to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, who wrote in a tweet that the Kavanaugh accuser will be “attacked, smeared, and demonized” and that people must “believe women.”
Many other Democrats and progressives – who stayed silent when the accusations against Ellison emerged – came out in support of Ford, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez, chairman of the DNC, who urged to investigate the claims and Kavanaugh.
Believe all women, unless they accuse a Democrat.