Justice Brett Kavanaugh has kept a low-profile since the Democrats dragged him through hell and back, but the left still won’t let his confirmation to the SCOTUS go.
Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) invited the infamous George Soros-funded Kavanaugh protester who confronted former Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator, Ana Maria Archila, to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Kavanaugh is also expected to attend the speech.
Dems invite Kavanaugh protester to SOTU
Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, is from Queens and is a constituent of Ocasio-Cortez. She said that she was “moved” by the offer. Ocasio-Cortez invited her to attend a few weeks ago.
“I just feel particularly moved that in her first participation in the State of the Union she is inviting me to join and inviting that moment of the elevator, my confrontation with the men who do not understand the life of women and the lives of people who are not in power, that she’s inviting that into the imagination of people again,” Archila said.
Archila and another protester got in Flake’s face as he entered a Capitol Hill elevator in September and berated him for supporting the nominee. The infamous encounter prolonged the agonizing drama of the Kavanaugh hearings by another week after the Flake asked the FBI to look at the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh before holding a vote.
“What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court. This is not tolerable. You have children in your family. Think about them,” Archila told Flake at the time.
The dramatic elevator incident was one of several instances of seemingly spontaneous protesters accosting Republican senators as the high tragedy of the Kavanaugh hearings unfolded, but the Center for Popular Democracy Action is a George Soros-funded group. Trump blasted the Soros-linked “elevator screamers” at the time.
“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers” he tweeted.
Double standard on sexual assault
Kavanaugh was eventually confirmed to the Supreme Court and Flake voted for him. The former senator retired in January after he announced he was quitting politics in October of 2017 because the “principled” conservative couldn’t stand the worsening partisan divide in the country.
Since the fight to confirm him nearly tore the nation apart, Kavanaugh has kept out of the spotlight, but Democrats haven’t stopped talking about investigating or even impeaching the judge now that they’ve taken back the House.
Ironically, Democrats have been mostly silent on an accusation this week of sexual misconduct against one of their own, Virginia’s Lt. Governor, Democrat Justin Fairfax. Ocasio-Cortez even tweeted a video on Monday of her discussing sexual assault in October, but has stayed mum on Fairfax.
Let this be a reminder that the stories of survivors across the country will not be silenced, diminished, or forgotten. pic.twitter.com/9PhrgeYuHv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2019
Fairfax could be next in line for the governor’s mansion if Gov. Ralph Northam, embroiled in scandal over a racist yearbook picture, steps down.
The differences in how the Democrats treated Kavanaugh and Fairfax have led Republicans to say that Democrats have politically motivated double standards on allegations of sexual assault.