Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has polarized the country for the last few weeks and, after his swearing-in ceremony took place over the weekend, personal finance guru Suze Orman isn’t afraid to share her thoughts on the situation.
“What happened this last week was a seriously devastating blow for women, [their] voices, and standing up for themselves,” she said on Midday Movers (video above). “It’s as if nobody cared, especially Senator [Susan] Collins.”
Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court vacancy was met with backlash after Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that the judge sexually assaulted her as a teenager back in 1982. She testified under oath but Kavanaugh denied these claims, putting the pressure on U.S. senators to decide if he was qualified for the job.
Sen. Collins (R-ME) proved to be a crucial vote in the confirmation, even delivering a press conference to announce her decision to confirm Kavanaugh. She stated that she believes Ford was assaulted — but not by the man she remembers being Kavanaugh. The final vote tally came down to 50-48 in favor of Kavanaugh. Some women in the gallery chanted, “Shame!”
Much like Orman, women felt betrayed by Collins’ decision to vote on party lines. This came after the Maine senator met with sexual assault survivors who described their own harrowing experiences with violence.
“I get when a man doesn’t get it,” Orman said. “I do not get when another woman doesn’t get what’s happening to women out there.”
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