Can we be blunt? Being a sexual predator is OK with the Republican Party, as long as you’re a Republican.
Their candidate for U.S. Senate, Roy Moore was credibly accused of being a serial child molester, and despite those accusations had solid backing from the Republican establishment. And we all know about Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 election despite, or perhaps because of, his open admission on tape that he sexually assaulted women.
Now comes Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee to the highest court in the land, and he is credibly accused on the record of attempted rape of a minor. Republicans are determined to put him on the bench, no matter what. If they have to discount the experience of yet another woman, of course they will do it. They don’t care if he did it 35 years ago. They don’t care if he lied under oath about it last week. If he’s going to be a reliable conservative activist judge, they probably wouldn’t care if he turned out to be a cannibal.