Liberal Hollywood celebrities feel blue, see red after Kavanaugh confirmation
A bevy of liberal celebrities lashed out after Supreme Court Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday following a historically tumultuous confirmation battle.
“What a terrible day in American history,” tweeted comedian Kathy Griffin.
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane called him “unfit for this job,” while actress Alyssa Milano declared, “People should be f---ing terrified and outraged. I sure am.”
Even if Brett Kavanaugh is innocent which I do not believe ALL he had to do to bolster the appearance of judicial fitness was to keep his cool for just a few hours. Only a few hours of even-tempered composure. That’s it. He couldn’t. He is unfit for the sobriety of this job. Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 6, 2018
That they supported Kavanaugh despite his obvious and disqualifying flaws - temperament, dishonesty, rabid partisanship, credible accusations of sexual assault - speaks to how beholden they are to these special interest powers, and how critical the Court is in their plan. Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 6, 2018
A terrible day for you is a good day for us. You failed in your effort to destroy the life of an innocent man https://t.co/40WEJPa1aO Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 6, 2018
Others vowed to seek revenge at the polls in November. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres said in a tweet to Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Justice Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, that her testimony “wasn’t in vain.”
This tweet is for Dr. Ford. You put yourself through so much and I want you to know it wasn’t in vain. You started a movement and we’ll see it through. If they won’t listen to our voices, then they’ll listen to our vote. Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 6, 2018
Meanwhile, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” mocked Senate Republicans in a cold opensketch showing them celebrating the 50-48 confirmation vote in a locker room.
“Everyone’s pumped, from white men over 60 to white men over 70,” said the cast member portraying Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
‘SNL’ turns into Republicans locker room party in the wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation https://t.co/qDyIxNQVh2 pic.twitter.com/65gIaz0N5c CNN (@CNN) October 7, 2018
Sen. Lindsey Graham, as portrayed by cast member Kate McKinnon, said protesters outside the Senate building “agree with us because they were shouting out ‘Me, too.’”
At the same time, SNL took a jab at Democrats, depicting Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as a sad sack who keeps losing to President Trump.
“The Democrats lost another one. It’s what we do now,” said the Schumer character.
One Hollywood celebrity cheering the Kavanaugh confirmation was actor James Woods, back on Twitter after being suspended last month.
Justice. Kavanaugh. #winning James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 6, 2018