What’s the No. 1 problem facing Democrats?
It may be going No. 1 during the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, at least according to a new effort to defeat the nomination.
Female Democratic senators are being sent “pee-proof” underwear to help them make it through any long stints on the Senate floor opposing the judge.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, two companies, THINX and Icon, have sent care packages to Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to “prepare them for hearings and other potential roadblock attempts in efforts to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”
“It’s unclear how long SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing will last, but we know that it is absolutely critical for our senators to do everything possible to prevent the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice who would roll back women’s rights and undermine women’s health,” said Kejal Macdonald, Icon’s vice president of marketing in a news release.
“That’s why we’re sending our absorbent, odor-free underwear to all of the women in the Senate, so that they can do everything possible to stop this nomination and protect our rights,” Macdonald said.
The companies provide an explanation of how product works: “Pee goes in. You feel dry. No leaks. No smell. Rinse. Repeat.”
Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh noted, “Liberals are essentially sending them diapers.”
He tweaked the companies’ message slightly, saying: “No leaks. No smell. Rinse. Repeat. Destroy nominee.”
Limbaugh jokingly said he was receiving emails asking him “not to mention ‘pee-proof underwear’ while the Russians are meddling in our elections.”
In 2013, Texas Sen. Wendy Davis wore a urinary catheter in the walk up to an abortion-ban filibuster that ultimately spanned 11 hours, the Washington Times reported.