Chelsea Clinton Calls Out Cartoonist for Bashing Kavanaugh Daughter
In a rare moment of bipartisanship during the Kavanaugh confirmation process, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton made it clear that ridiculing Judge Brett Kavanaugh's daughter should be off limits.
Liberal cartoonist for the Illinois Times, Chris Britt, penned a vicious cartoon brings the judge’s youngest daughter into the fray over the pending sexual assault allegations.
Britt depicted Liza kneeling at her bedside and praying,
"Dear God, please forgive my angry, lying, alcoholic father for sexually assaulting Dr. [Christine] Ford."
When Britt published the image with the name of the Times on it, a person on Twitter triggered what would become widespread backlash by tweeting to the paper that the cartoon "contravenes every standard of decency in our society" and asked the paper to "[p]lease remove it."
While Clinton has been an opponent of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, she joined the backlash against this cartoonist saying,
“Please leave Judge Kavanaugh’s daughters alone. They do not belong in your cartoons, “jokes”, or skits. If you can’t make your point about Judge Kavanaugh, whatever it may be, without bullying his kids, it’s not worth making.”
Clinton is right to stand up for Kavanaugh’s daughter. Bringing an underage child into the picture by demeaning her faith and suggesting she knows that her father is guilty of such terrible behavior was totally inappropriate, disrespectful, and disgusting.
To be clear, Clinton has been a vocal opponent of the Trump administration and Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. However, she at least put politics aside to amplify the outrage against this cartoon.
When we talk about championing women, this is an example of how women should put aside politics to stand up for what’s right against what’s wrong. Mocking a little girl as a means of silencing her father and supporters of her father's confirmation has no place in politics or public discourse.