There are important bits of information that must be exposed and remembered when it comes to how our politicians handle their responsibilities.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) rudely waved away several female protesters on and then told them all to “grow up.”
Video that was posted on Twitter via Vote Pro Choice shows the protesters confronting the sexist Republican senator while he entered an elevator in a Capitol Hill building.
“Why aren’t you brave enough to talk to us and exchange with us?” a protesters asked the cowardly Hatch. Hatch responds by simply waving his hand at her, causing the woman to shout, “Don’t you wave your hand at me!”
“When you grow up I’ll be glad to,” Orrin Hatch said as he entered the elevator. His dismissive attitude towards rape survivors did not go unnoticed.
“How dare you talk to women that way?” a woman shouts while Hatch waited for the doors of the elevator to close.
— #VOTEPROCHOICE (@VoteChoice) October 4, 2018
The rude comment came moments after Senator Hatch said during a press conference that the Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the FBI hadn’t found anything to corroborate the allegations (they only spent one week and ignored many people who wanted to testify) of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee and alleged rapist Brett Kavanaugh.
“After investigations from both the committee and FBI, we have found nothing to corroborate accusations against him and we need to confirm him right away,” Orrin Hatch said, showing his true colors as a woman hater. “His confirmation will be a victory for the Senate as an institution.”
Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified for the Senate Judiciary Committee about Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her in 1982.
The Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stated that the findings from the FBI’s half-assed investigation into Kavanaugh didn’t corroborate Ford’s claims.
Afterwards, Democrats harshly criticized the inadequate report’s release, pointing out that the probe was not done fairly.
“We had many fears that this was a very limited process that would constrain the FBI from getting the facts. … Those fears have been realized,” the Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer explained during a press conference.
The Republican-led Senate moved forward towards Kavanaugh’s nomination.