MSNBC’s Donny Deustch doesn’t believe Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and he said Republican senators faced few good options in the political fight over the decades-old rape allegations against the nominee.
A California professor has come forward to put her name behind the claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while a friend stood watch when all three were teenagers, and the “Morning Joe” contributor said GOP senators must hold allow Christine Blasey Ford to testify.
“There is one option they can’t walk away from, this is where kind of culturally and politically the worlds are colliding,” Deutsch said. “The subhead of the #MeToo movement is, it’s time for men to listen. If the Republicans are saying we’re not even going to listen, you know, we don’t even want to hear it out, that is a suicidal mission.”
Deutsch conceded that it was basically impossible to verify Ford’s accusations, but he found them credible — and he said GOP lawmakers must take them seriously or permanently stain their reputation.
“I would hate to be any Republican going forward in their career, not just in this election that will stand up and say, ‘No, we weren’t even willing to listen,'” Deutsch said. “That would be going against an entire societal wave that is happening in our culture, that is going against an entire gender reboot of who we are.”
Women are expected to turn out in droves for the November election, and Deutsch said Kavanaugh’s confirmation could risk GOP congressional majorities.
“Not only the House is gone, will put the Senate in real, real, real, real play,” he said. “If the Republicans are tone deaf here it will be a death spiral for them.”
Deutsch said he did not believe Republican senators would be willing to risk their reputations, and their majority, to defend President Donald Trump’s nominee.
“I hope there’s Republicans listening, this is not a grayish issue, this is a black and white. at the very least you need to say, ‘No, we’re not going to not hear, we need to listen,'” Deutsch said. “I believe Kavanaugh is dead at this point. I would be shocked if he was ever a Supreme Court justice.”
Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote
Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.
Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.
WATCH: Trump supporter arrested for smacking reporter’s phone outside Orlando rally
A Trump supporter was arrested during an altercation with a reporter and another man outside the president's Orlando campaign rally.
Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.
The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.
The real threat to America isn’t Trump’s ‘deep state’ — it’s Trump’s corrupt state: Robert Reich
Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats, and “enemies of the people” in the mainstream media, for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign shi*tholes to overrun America.
But with each passing day it’s becoming clearer that the real threat to America isn’t Trump’s Deep State. It’s Trump’s Corrupt State.
Not since Warren G. Harding’s sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.