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I actively ignored what happened last night at the White House. I turned off the TV before 9 pm and I went to bed to decompress and relax. I didn’t watch this mess on purpose. Some people can stay agitated and stay resisting. But all of this awfulness is really getting to me. Last night, Donald Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. After “flirting” with the idea of putting a woman or an Indian-American judge on the court, Trump just went with what he knows best, his key demographic: dumb, entitled white dude. The dude’s name is Brett Kavanaugh. The worst dudes are always named Brett, just my opinion. I’ve never met a Brett and thought “I bet this guy is amazing.” They’re always douchebag rich boys and/or misogynists. And this Brett looks like a cross between the late Jerry Falwell and Steve Doocy. He acts like it too:
Kavanaugh has not explicitly vowed to overturn Roe v. Wade, nor has he made public statements indicating his intent to…but that isn’t to say that Kavanaugh has never denied women their reproductive rights during his tenure. Just last year, he infamously ruled against an undocumented teenager in a detention facility who had petitioned for the right to access an abortion. At one point during the hearing, Kavanaugh suggested that allowing the young woman go through with the procedure would make the government “complicit” in something that is morally objectionable. In addition, in 2015, he argued in a dissent that Barack Obama’s contraception mandate infringed on the rights of religious organizations.