You can disbelieve Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, you can believe her or you can remain skeptical until such time as you can make an informed decision about the veracity of her sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh.
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall columnist and noted Twitter troll, apparently thinks laughter is what is appropriate on this monumental day in American history, in which a sitting federal judge on track for the highest court in the land, and the woman who accused him of attacking her 36 years ago, are on global display.
It’s an emotional moment for many across America who have experienced sexual assaults themselves or know someone who has. It’s an emotional moment for those imagining themselves in Dr. Ford’s shoes — again, on global display, divulging information about something that happened a long time ago. Something that she says has had a lasting impact on her life.
Hence, Molly Jong-Fast tweeted as Dr. Ford began her testimony, “Okay. I’m crying.”
Okay. I’m crying. pic.twitter.com/BD8kprPCeX
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 27, 2018
Kurt Schlichter? He’s laughing.
I'm laughing https://t.co/zv6EpjpFQp
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 27, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley said in his opening on Thursday that he hoped today would be a “show of civility” on Capitol Hill. Someone didn’t get the Republican memo.
Schlichter’s response was, of course, panned.
That's what shitty people tend to do in these situations, yes.
— Kelly Sedinger (@Jaquandor) September 27, 2018
You're a fucking sociopath so it checks out.
— Kno (@Kno) September 27, 2018
Not surprising. People with antisocial personality disorder typically don't experience empathy.
— Joe Thrashnkill (@JoeThrashnkill) September 27, 2018
I hope your mother isn’t alive to see this tweet. Shame on you, you evil piece of trash.
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) September 27, 2018
It doesn’t matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, who you believe and who you don’t — this should be the takeaway:
There is nothing funny about this hearing. At all.
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) September 27, 2018
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This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.