It didn’t take long for the intimidation tactics to begin after Brett Kavanaugh was successfully confirmed into the Supreme Court. Republican Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) unfortunately had to inform Fox News that his wife was already threatened via text message. She received a “graphic text message’ and a warning that someone has already posted the names and addresses of his family members to the public.
Fox News stated that Gardner’s “wife had received a graphic text message with a video depicting a beheading, and that someone has publicly posted the names and addresses of his family members.
Gardner announced his support for Kavanaugh in July, and reaffirmed it after reviewing the supplemental FBI report into uncorroborated sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Late last month, Gardner received a letter from an anonymous individual apparently in Denver, alleging that Kavanaugh had “shoved” someone up against a wall “very aggressively and sexually” during an outing in 1998 in front of four witnesses. The allegation was later deemed not to be credible.
“Every victim of abuse, assault, and violence has been through an unspeakable tragedy and we need to do a better job listening to them, ensuring support is available, and fighting to end abuse of any kind,” Gardner said in a statement prior to receiving the graphic text messages. “I hope that the partisan divide we all feel today does not hinder the people that have bravely come forward.”
During the confirmation process, Kavanaugh and his wife had received threats as well. These threats may have been designed to scare Kavanaugh into stepping down from his nomination to the Supreme Court. The intimidation threats did not work and Kavanaugh pushed through the allegations and threats and is now fully confirmed into the Supreme Court.
This isn’t the first time that people have resorted to intimidation, threats, or other means of potentially violent attacks on Republicans. Some previous events include individuals taking their verbal threats to the next level, such as when Steve Scalise was shot during what was supposed to be a friendly ball game.
The same people demanding tolerance from others are often caught being the intolerant one, many times resorting to threats and real violence.
Kavanaugh and his wife received multiple threats via email, many being very disturbing.
Here are a few:
“Please tell your rapist, lying, cheating, corrupt b—h of a husband to put a bullet in his ugly f—–g skull,” one email to Kavanaugh’s wife read. “My condolences to you for being married to a rapist. Although you probably deserve it.”
Another email, with the subject line, “Did your know your husband is a rapist?????” stated: “Hey b—h, did you know your husband was a rapist before you married him? F–k you and your f—–g family.”
A third email, typed entirely in capital letters, read, “F–K YOU AND YOUR RAPIST HUSBAND.”
“F–K YOU, RAPE ENABLING C–T. YOUR HUSBAND IS A LIAR, THIEF, RAPIST AND PROBABLY A PEDOPHILE. BURN IN HELL YOU WORTHLESS F—–G C–T,” the email stated. “MAY YOU, YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR KIDS BURN IN HELL YOU F—–G PIECES OF TRASH. EAAAAATTTTT S———–T!!!!!!!!!!”
Another method of intimidation happened during the Kavanaugh confirmation when someone from a Democrat representative’s office had ‘doxxed’ several Republican senators. ‘Doxxing’ is when someone leaks another person’s private contact information to the public.
Fox News continued, stating that “at least three Republican lawmakers last month also allegedly threatened to leak senators’ children’s health information if a witness told anyone about his activities.
Jackson Cosko, who recently worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was arrested for allegedly doxxing Senators Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah on Wikipedia — with information such as their home addresses and phone numbers. Graham, Lee and Hatch’s information was published last week.”
This seems to be an ongoing trend with Democrats using threats to push Republicans out of their job.