Tensions are running high the nation over this week, as lingering questions about the behavior of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh remain unanswered.
Kavanaugh is in the midst of one of the ugliest Supreme Court confirmation processes that we have ever witnessed as a nation, amidst the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, in which women the nation over have powerfully demonstrated the overt prevalence of sexual assault facing their gender. The stigma of the allegations, combined with the national mood of empowered women the nation over, has made for quite the powder keg, undoubtedly.
This has Capitol Police working overtime in order to keep our public servants safe.
A number of Republican senators received police escorts Tuesday afternoon to get them past demonstrators gathered in the basement of the Russell Building near the terminus of the Senate subway.
Among them were Republican members of the Judiciary Committee Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
In addition to uniformed Capitol Police, Graham was accompanied by the deputy sergeant at arms James Morhard.
At one point, protesters who said they were representing sexual abuse survivors started shouting at Graham in the Russell basement.
Even the longtime Senator was stunned by the display.
Walking through the tunnel, Graham told a small group of reporters that he had never seen anything quite like what he was now experiencing.
“This is dangerous. I had somebody that wouldn’t let an elevator shut. An Iraq War veteran. I appreciate his service, but I just have a different opinion of Judge Kavanaugh,” Graham said. “I tried to make that clear.”
The Trump Era is certainly a unique one in American history, and we can only hope that it continues to be unique insomuch that this current political fervor doesn’t flare up into something more serious.
Of course, the mainstream media hasn’t been helping at all, promoting their idea of a “New Civil War” on the horizon...a conflict that will surely boost their ratings, conveniently.