Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court may be doomed, according to MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch. Deutsch told Joe Scarborough that Republicans would seriously regret confirming Kavanaugh in the age of #MeToo.
“There is one option they can’t walk away from, this is where kind of culturally and politically the worlds are colliding,” Deutsch said on ‘Morning Joe’. “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.”
“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’,” he 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.”
Deutsch said that while there was no evidence yet that proved Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh held her down and tried to remove her clothes, he found her story credible. Deutsch called on Senate Republicans to hear from Ford before allowing a vote. GOP Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have made similar suggestions.
Deutsch believes that ignoring the accusations against Kavanaugh could have serious consequences for the midterm elections. He thinks that Republicans could alienate women voters, who are already unhappy with Kavanaugh’s nomination. Losing women could lose the GOP control of Congress.
“Not only the House is gone, [it] will put the Senate in real, real, real, real play,” Deutsch said. “If the Republicans are tone deaf here it will be a death spiral for them.” Deutsch added this assessment: “I believe Kavanaugh is dead at this point. I would be shocked if he was ever a Supreme Court justice.”