Def-Con News: Spartacus vs. Cleopatra Jones would have been an awesome blaxploitation film and we got all the proof of that from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris engaged in a contest to see who was the bigger idiot as they questioned a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee. Both democrats, who are running for president, tried to trip up nominee Naomi Rao and fell flat on their faces. That fact that this nominee is trying to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the court makes it even more hilarious.
Neomi Rao is up for Kavanaugh’s old spot on the DC court and since the democrats tried so hard to destroy Kavanaugh’s reputation, they thought they’d go after Rao’s as well by painting her as a an anti-LGBT/pro-rape extremist.
Kamala Harris tried real hard by bringing up something Rao wrote while she was in college in which she said that mothers should teach their daughters not to get shitfaced drunk as a way to avoid date rape.
“What steps do you have in mind that women can take to avoid being victims of sexual assault?” Harris asked.
“It’s just sort of a commonsense idea about, for instance, excessive drinking. That was advice given to me by my mother” replied Rao.
“That’s one step you believe women should take to avoid becoming a victim of sexual assault,” interrupted Harris.
At this point it is clear that Harris is trying to make Rao seem like she blames the victims of sexual assault, but Rao put an end to that nonsense quickly.
“it is just a way to make it less likely. It’s not to blame the victim. Rape and sexual assault are horrible crimes, but what can you do to keep yourself safe,” replied Rao.
Harris kept pressing, so Rao schooled her again. Harris asked if women don’t avoid heavy drinking are they responsible for getting raped and Rao replied very simply “no.”
“So what is the significance of taking those steps,” Harris asked.
“It’s the significance of trying to avoid becoming a victim of any crime. We take different steps to try to protect ourselves from horrible crimes, such as rape, and what we want is for women to not be victims,” said Rao.
To be clear, Kamala Harris doesn’t understand why women shouldn’t get drunk and pass out around men they barely know and thinks anyone who advocates for women’s safety is actually pro-rape. more