Not wanting to make it about the upcoming Supreme Court vote, Republican Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska gave an emotional speech Wednesday night about how he supports Brett Kavanaugh, but urged Trump to nominate someone else, a woman; the importance of the #MeToo movement and his experience being there for friends of his who have been raped; trust and the divisiveness of the country, slamming cable news and tribalism; and he also slammed Trump's inability to lead.
"(13:40) We all know that the president cannot lead us through this time. We know that he's dispositionally unable to restrain his impulse to divide us. His mockery of Dr. Ford last night in Mississippi was wrong but it doesn't really surprise anyone. It's who he is."
"Dispositionally unable" might be the most perfect description of Trump anyone's ever said.
He closed by reading a letter from a female constituent who wrote she was angry at the circus the nomination process had become, and felt bad for the victims, but still wants him to vote for Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court, even though she worries it would send the wrong message... He agreed:
"And no matter how much cable news screams this, it would be an egregious offense against the cause of women to call this one, up-or-down vote a proxy for the validation and validity of claims of sexual violence."
Knowing he's probably going to vote "Yes," that just seems like a fancy way to say, "I don't believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, but that doesn't mean I won't believe you."
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