Democrats created total chaos during the confirmation hearing for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
And now, one liberal lawmaker claims the Kavanaugh hearings are to blame for an increase in sexual abuse accusations.
On Tuesday, Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-CT, appeared to link the alleged uptick in sexual assault in her congressional district with the Kavanaugh hearings.
“I want to talk to you a little bit about how this shutdown is affecting the people in my community. From domestic abuse survivors to our rural farmers in Connecticut, this has [had] catastrophic effects in those communities,” Hayes said.
“In my district, Connecticut Five, we house five of the nine domestic abuse and violence shelters in the state. Those shelters are at risk of closing their doors. There’s an uptick in the number of reported incidents of sexual assault and domestic abuse following the Kavanaugh hearings,” Hayes said.
She added: “But there’s nowhere for these women to be serviced. We cannot be sending that kind of a message.”
I ran on a platform that government can work and do good for the people. This #shutdown is eroding the people’s trust in government. We are a coequal branch of government. We need the Senate to take up votes to #ReopenTheGovernment like we’ve done in the House. #EndTheShutdown pic.twitter.com/v65TyP8nQd
— Jahana Hayes (@RepJahanaHayes) January 15, 2019
Hayes certainly appeared to be blaming the Kavanaugh hearings for an increase in sexual assault and domestic abuse in the district she represents.
For starters, it’s unclear what Kavanaugh or congressional hearings have to do with women reporting sexual assault in Connecticut.
Several women claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them in the early 1980s at high school parties or gatherings.
In October, the FBI gave Congress its final report into the supplemental background check, which stated that there was no evidence to support any of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
Secondly, numerous Democrats have argued that “all women should be believed.” As such, why is Hayes now essentially complaining when women are doing just that and coming forward?
Thirdly, she blamed President Donald Trump for the partial government shutdown, which is nearing its fourth week.
The president has held numerous working lunches and meetings with congressional leaders to find a solution to reopen the government and provide funding for the border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Democrats have refused to even give $1 for the wall, over 30 Democrats spent the weekend vacationing in Puerto Rico, and now the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is taking an 11-day “break.”
As such, many blame Democrats for the shutdown, which also means they are to blame for the issues Hayes claims are plaguing her congressional district.