Fmr. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun on Kavanaugh: ‘Are Women Going To Go Back to the Days When It Was Okay to Beat Your Wife’
MOSELEY BRAUN: "So the question is, are we going to continue to support communities of interest? Half of America is female, and so are women going to go back to the days when it was okay to beat your wife? When I was recorder of deeds, you mentioned I was a county executive, I was recorder of deeds and the deeds, when I first took that office, the deeds said this property belongs to, you know, Chris Hayes and et ux, and 'et ux' referred to the Latin term for 'and his wife,' his cow, basically. So are we going to go back to that? Or are we going to continue to move forward and recognize that women are people too and are entitled to respect, and should not be assaulted at any point? And, you know, obviously it’s a matter of hearing all the facts from everybody and I’m looking forward to the hearings. And I keep an open mind. As my mentor, the late senator Paul Simon would say, the question is whether the nominee has a good head and a good heart. There’s no question that this nominee has a good head in terms of his legal acumen, but the question is, can misconduct, even that far back, be just kind of overlooked, boys will be boys, or is this a matter of recognizing we want the best that we can find in America for the highest court in the land?"