On Monday, Trump said that asking if Kavanaugh will bow out was “a ridiculous question.”
President Trump comments on Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination to #SCOTUS.
Q: "Has he offered to withdraw?"
President Trump: "Next question. What a ridiculous question." pic.twitter.com/0ardOFoGKS
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 17, 2018
That has not stopped calls on social media – from all sides of the political aisle – for Kavanaugh to forgo his nomination.
Susan Collins called for Al Franken to resign.
Where is her call for Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw?
Care to comment @SenatorCollins?
— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS (@TopRopeTravis) September 17, 2018
Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back, groped her, grinding his body against hers, tried to pull off her bathing suit. When she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Christine Ford said. Kavanaugh must withdraw, now. Now.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 16, 2018
Roy Moore was an accused pedophile when he ran as a republican with the support of the GOP
Why does anyone believe republicans will step in now to delay or withdraw #kavanaugh for SCOTUS?
Filling this seat ASAP is a far bigger priority &win
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) September 16, 2018
We called for Kavanaugh to withdraw in light of sexual assault allegations. Still, appreciate @SenatorDurbin calling for delay and reminding all of us that women must be believed. #StopKavanaugh #meToo https://t.co/nJa1FHeINT
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) September 16, 2018
The allegations are serious.
Ford first raised them 6 years ago to a counselor who took written notes.
There are other conservative jurists whose confirmation would not be questioned for decades.
For the good of the court, Kavanaugh should do the right thing and withdraw.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) September 17, 2018
and you know goddamned well that if he had been nominated by a Democratic president, his own party would already have forced Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination. your move, Republicans, you profiles in courage
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 16, 2018
Enough with the talk about delaying the hearing.
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) September 16, 2018
“Such a situation is not healthy for our republic,” Siegfried opines. It’s hard to disagree.