In what was supposed to be an easy round of questioning for supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (ACB), Louisiana republican Sen. John N. Kennedy showed us why many get turned off by GOP men sometimes. In what seems like a joke to him, he asked a super insensitive question.
He clearly thought he was asking a sincere an easy question, when he asked the nominee, who does laundry at her house. Remember ACB is a mother of 7 and a wife, in addition to being a well qualified federal judge. That was a terribly insensitive question to ask. It leaves us wondering out loud when these men will learn not to ask or say stupid things when they interact with women.
Naturally, there was swift backlash or mockery if you will.
Really do wonder if a male nominee to the highest court in the land who was the father of seven school-aged children would be asked who does the laundry
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) October 14, 2020
I’m going to continue to shout this from the rooftops: Brett Kavanaugh was never asked how he managed having children and having a career. He was never asked multiple questions about his children.
— Finch (@finch960) October 13, 2020
What’s our conclusion:
GOP men must learn something from Democrat men and start striking the right tone with women, whether those women are conservative or liberal. It will help their politics.