- Apr 19, 2019
- MBTI Type
This is a thread for various political topics that don't necessarily warrant their own thread. Please refrain from posting off-topic fluff.
A New York Times investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughâ€™s time at Yale University has uncovered another allegation of sexual misconduct that was previously unreported. Max Stier, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh in the 1980s, reportedly said he saw Kavanaugh with his pants down at a dorm party where his friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Stier notified senators and the FBI about the incident but it was not investigated, according to the Times, which cited two officials who have spoken to Stier about his account. Stierâ€™s story echoes that of Deborah Ramirez, who came forward during Kavanaughâ€™s confirmation process alleging that he had pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her during another party.
During his Senate testimony, Kavanaugh, who has denied the sexual misconduct allegations against him, said that if Ramirezâ€™s story were true, it would have been â€œthe talk of campus.â€ The Times cites several people who had indeed heard of the incident, with two classmates saying they had heard about it from fellow classmates just days after the party occurred. Any investigation into Ramirezâ€™s account had strict limits set by the Republican-controlled Senate. Of the 25 individuals that could corroborate Ramirezâ€™s story, and who were directly provided to the FBI by her legal team, none were interviewed.
"I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.
He must be impeached." -Kamala Harris
"Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is a shame to the Supreme Court. This latest allegation of assault must be investigated" -Julian Castro
"Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him. Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached." -Elizabeth Warren
"Yesterday, we learned of another accusation against Brett Kavanaughâ€”one we didn't find out about before he was confirmed because the Senate forced the F.B.I. to rush its investigation to save his nomination. We know he lied under oath. He should be impeached." -Beto O'rourke
"I strongly opposed him, based on his views on executive power, which will continue to haunt our country, as well as how he behaved, including the allegations that we are hearing more about today" -Amy Klobuchar
The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior...
I donâ€™t think the majority of republican voters who supported trump care about trade or free markets, I think most of them are behind Trump on cultural issues and muh coal jobz
Scaramucci was a bizarre choice for communications director from the get-go. On the one hand, he had no experience in government and little in the way of meaningful ties to Republican Party politics. He also wasnâ€™t a populist or in any way affiliated with the ideological movement â€” nativist, protectionist, flirting with white nationalism, skeptical of free market dogma â€” that once appeared to be coalescing around the unlikely figure of an heir to a New York real estate fortune. Heâ€™s not even related to Donald Trump.
A little bit old, but a worthy topic of discussion, I think.
Throwing milkshakes as a political statement makes a splash in Britain
Hmm, I think milkshaking is relatively harmless in the scheme of things. Maybe it's not the best way to engage in political discourse, but calling it violence seems a stretch.
DEY TOOK OUR JERBS!
DEY DERK ERRR DERRRRR!