Joy Reid compares Kyle Rittenhouse’s ‘male white tears’ to Justice Kavanaugh’s
MSNBC pundit Joy Reid drew a comparison between Kyle Rittenhouse’s emotional testimony during his murder trial last week and the outburst from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearings in 2018.
“It reminded a lot of people of something … oh, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing,” Reid said of video from Rittenhouse’s trial this week.
Kavanaugh “cried his way through the hearings” Reid said, as he looked to become “permanent member and associate justice of the Supreme Court.”
“And his [Kavanaugh’s] tears turned out to be more powerful than the tears of Christine Blasey Ford [his accuser],” Reid continued. “But in America, there’s a thing about both white vigilantism and white tears, particularly male white tears. Really white tears in general, because, that’s what karens are, right?”
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Kavanaugh, after being nominated to the court by then-President Trump, was accused of sexual misconduct by Blasey Ford, a high school classmate, and gave an impassioned denial of the woman’s account before the congressional body conducting his confirmation hearings. The episode galvanized conservatives who saw the accusation as a political attack and a cultural flashpoint.