Ted Cruz Disgusts People By Lamenting That Brett Kavanaugh's Coaching Days Are OverOne Twitter user asked, "Is Ted Cruz really comparing what Dr. Ford has lived through to Kavanaugh possibly not being able to coach basketball anymore?"In the face of the multiple sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) seems inordinately concerned about the judge’s future as a Harvard professor and girls basketball coach.
Cruz lamented to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday that even if Kavanaugh is confirmed as a justice, he and his family will still have to deal with the social consequences of him being accused of sexually assaulting and harassing women when he was in high school and college ― allegations Cruz dismissed as “sensational” and “ludicrous.”
“Judge Kavanaugh has two young daughters, a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old,” Cruz said. “For the rest of their lives, their daughters will go to school, will interact with people, many of whom are convinced their father is a rapist.”
Kavanaugh may never again be able to teach at Harvard Law School, Cruz also pointed out, calling the judge’s description of his Harvard teaching career “some of the most poignant testimony yesterday.” (Christine Blasey Ford, whose testimony preceded Kavanaugh’s, described, in detail, being sexually assaulted at age 15 while the two boys in the room laughed at her, and how it affected the rest of her life.)
“It is entirely possible those on the left would say we don’t want someone we believe to be a rapist ever teaching again,” Cruz said.
“[Judge Kavanaugh] also talked about how much he has loved coaching girls basketball, coaching his daughters in basketball. And he mentioned he may never coach again.”
Cruz added: “It might well be in this tribalized, partisan-divided world that the parents of the other girls say, ‘No, we don’t want him as a coach anymore.’ Our words and actions have consequences.”
"He also talked about how much he's loved coaching girls' basketball, coaching his daughters in basketball. And he mentioned he may never coach again," Sen. Ted Cruz highlights the collateral damage of the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/NmIZm7XrXq pic.twitter.com/elSGlVV6eU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 28, 2018
One consequence of Cruz’s speech is that many Twitter users brought out really tiny violins.
Cry me a river. He and his nasty friends used their senior yearbook to claim they’d all had sex with a specific girl, making her look bad. He’s been caught lying on multiple occasions and I couldn’t really care less what he thinks about anything.
— Laura (@lmagoon) September 28, 2018
Coaching org’s have a higher bar to entry than the US Supreme Court. Or the presidency.
— Phineas J. Rocketdump (@thewolfcamp) September 28, 2018
Confirming him without fully investigating is going to cause collateral damage all over the country but sure let’s be concerned about if a possible sexual predator might not ever coach girls basketball again. #MAGA
— 💙Mandy💙 #BetoForTexas (@BlueNorthTexan) September 28, 2018
Guess what, Ted @SenTedCruz — basketball coaches, churchgoers, and judges can all be abusers. Kavanaugh does not have the temperament, integrity, or honesty to be a Supreme Court Judge. #NoKavanaugh #BetoForTexas
— Furious Texan 🌊🇺🇸🌊 (@twirpy) September 28, 2018
So what I'm understanding is that the fact that this information has been made known, then Kavanaugh's life has been ruined. Ok so then that means confirmation is only way to go? #Kavanaugh #KavanaughHearings
— I (@Ian313f) September 28, 2018
That is the world he is in, these are the consequences he gets for what he did as a young man, ouch he didn’t think it would ever come out so let’s feel bad for him, get real Cruz #woof #WorstPresidentEver #RealNews #rappist
— YukonCorneilus Costa (@B_Ingalsbe) September 28, 2018
Ted Cruz says the accusations are a dark cloud over Kavanaugh that will haunt his family forever, but says the committee shouldn't do anything more to find the facts that he's confident would save his reputation. What?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 28, 2018
Is Ted Cruz really comparing what Dr. Ford has lived through to Kavanaugh possibly not being able to coach basketball anymore? #DelayTheVote
— Meagan V Voorhees (@megvovo) September 28, 2018