When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to rebut claims that he assaulted a woman when both were teens 36 years ago, he mentioned his 10-year-old daughter.
Her name is Liza, and he explained, holding back tears, that she had wanted the family to pray for the “woman,” referring to her father’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
Now, Samaritan’s Purse CEO Franklin Graham is noting the “God-haters” have jumped even on that comment to try to destroy Kavanaugh.
An editorial cartoon has a little girl praying at her bedside.
“Dear God, forgive my angry, lying, alcoholic father for sexually assaulting Dr. Ford,” says the caption.
“When Brett Kavanaugh’s daughter Liza said she was going to pray for Mrs. Ford, that warmed my heart, and I’m sure it touched millions of others as well,” Graham wrote.
“It’s obvious that this little girl has been brought up right.
“But wouldn’t you know that the God-haters would use this girl’s prayers to mock her, her faith, and her father.
“I believe in the power of prayer. I would encourage everyone to continue to pray for this confirmation. Our nation is in trouble – and the battle for the Supreme Court is being fought in full view of all Americans. Pray that God’s will be done,” he wrote.
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh also blasted the cartoonist, pointing out it was the same person who had mocked him years ago – shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing.
Back then, a cartoon showed a fireman carrying a dead baby from the blast area saying, “Damn right-wing radio.”
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Limbaugh recalled the cartoon appeared after President Clinton said that “angry voices on the right” were speaking out against him.
“There was only one voice on the right. In 1995, I was it. There were some local talk shows, but CNN’s the only cable out there. There’s no Fox News. There’s no blogosphere. There’s no alternative media. There aren’t really any conservative websites,” he said.
“Everything’s starting to blossom at that point, but this program nationally was still it four years after our founding. Clinton had blamed ‘angry voices on the right’ for Timothy McVeigh blowing up the building in Oklahoma City, the federal building. Of course, I was livid. I was not gonna accept that. We challenged the White House on it, and they issued a ‘correction,’ claiming, ‘No, we were talking about the Michigan militia short-wave radio,'” Limbaugh said.
He returned to Kavanaugh’s retelling of his daugher’s prayer.
“Judge Kavanaugh was starting to break down and tear up at that point, talking about the wisdom of his 10-year-old daughter,” Limbaugh said. “The same cartoonist is back in some publication, the Illinois something, Illinois journal or some such thing. The cartoon has now gone viral all over the web and on Twitter and some parts Facebook they love it.
“It’s the same cartoonist, 1995 to today. It’s just vile. It’s filthy. It’s dirty. It’s disgusting. It’s despicable. And it’s sick,” he said.
“Not a single element of that speech bubble has been established as anywhere near true, and it’s just… It flies in the face of decency. You know, you run out of descriptive adjectives when trying to describe this kind of thing.”
The cartoonist is Chris Britt.
Fox News was unable to get comment from Britt, and a snarky comment Britt left on Facebook about “Brett ‘I LOVE BEER’ Kavanaugh” was removed shortly later.