Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Slams Republicans For Standing By Kavanaugh Despite Sexual Assault Accusations
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele noted a Deja Vu with Republicans defending Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite him being accused of sexual abuse.
Steele pointed out that it reminded him of the time when Republicans also stood by Judge Roy Moore’s side when he was running for United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions and was rocked by allegations of sexually assaulting women and girls.
Moore eventually lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones.
Now, Kavanaugh is facing accusations of attempted rape. This past weekend Dr. Christine Ford came forward and revealed detailed descriptions of when Kavanaugh attempted to sexually abuse her while the two were in high school.
On MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” on Tuesday, host Nicolle Wallace noted, “whichever way this goes, the optics of Republicans rallying around someone now accused of sexual assault is perilous in and of itself.”
“It is,” Steele said.
“And it is somewhat reminiscent of the Roy Moore case, where you had Republicans rallying around Roy Moore and the alleged pedophilia cases that he was involved in,” Steele noted.
“This whole relationship with women is a problematic one with the Republican Party and female voters,” he admitted.
“So this is a no-win for Republicans right now, and there is, despite what some people might want to say on the street, there are conversations about, ‘How do we sidestep this? Does the judge, Tuesday, Wednesday of next week, withdraw his name?” Steele questioned.
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