As the country reacts to the Tuesday prison sentencing of Bill Cosby following his conviction on assault charges, a CNN guest contended no one standing by Judge Brett Kavanaugh could cheer on the #MeToo era’s biggest courtroom triumph.
Yodit Tewolde, a Texas-based attorney, told the network’s Brooke Baldwin she was shocked by the number of social media users she saw celebrating justice for sexual assault survivors after it was announced that the actor would face three to 10 years behind bars.
“During the break I’m scrolling through Twitter and I’m looking at people actually saying and applauding the sentence and then in the same breath wanting to defend Kavanaugh,” Tewolde said, calling it “disturbing.”
The lawyer then argued that it was inherently contradictory to support the SCOTUS nominee and also be grateful for consequences for Cosby, stating that “anyone that’s defending Kavanaugh could not in the same breath now applaud this verdict.”
Kavanaugh has been accused by two women of sexual assault or misconduct and one of them, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, is set to testify before the Senate Thursday.
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