Fox News host Greg Gutfeld on Thursday night compared Democratic treatment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault, to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
“The Five” co-host said he was agnostic religiously but he was reminded of his 12 years of Catholic education when he watched Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
“Crucifixion was an important event because it was designed to establish a wall between justice and mob rule — Christ died so that the mob wouldn’t survive,” Gutfeld said.
“What Democrats have tried to do is tear down the wall between justice and mob rule,” he continued. “They decided to crucify someone once again.”
Republicans have criticized the Democratic response to allegations against Kavanaugh after three women publicly accused him to sexual misconduct.
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles Graham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet MORE (R-S.C.), who has emerged as one of Kavanaugh’s fiercest allies, exploded with anger at Democrats during Kavanaugh’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month.
He accused Democrats of trying to “destroy” Kavanaugh’s life and blasted the proceedings as an “unethical sham.”
Kavanaugh himself called Democratic opposition to his nomination “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” in the aftermath of President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE’s election.
"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups," a seething Kavanaugh said during his hearing.
Kavanaugh cleared a key hurdle on Friday after senators voted 51-49 to end debate on his nomination.
A final vote on his confirmation is being scheduled for Saturday afternoon.