Joy Reid compares Kyle Rittenhouse’s ‘white male tears’ to Judge Kavanaugh’s

MSNBC expert Joy Reid made a comparison between Kyle Rittenhouse’s emotional testimony during his murder trial last week and the Supreme Court justice’s outburst. Brett kavanaughMORE INFORMATION during his Senate confirmation hearings in 2018.

“It reminded a lot of people of something … oh, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing,” Reid said of the Rittenhouse trial video this week.

Kavanaugh “cried during the hearings,” Reid said, as he sought to become a “permanent member and associate justice of the Supreme Court.”

“And his [Kavanaugh’s] the tears turned out to be more powerful than Christine Blasey Ford’s tears [his accuser]”Reid continued.” But in America, there is something about white vigilantism and white tears, particularly male white tears. Really white tears in general, because that’s what karens are, right? ”

Kavanaugh, having been nominated to the court by then President TrumpDonald Trump Biden sends 2016 climate treaty to Senate for ratification US and China ease restrictions on journalists Americans continue to spend MORE, was accused of sexual misconduct by Blasey Ford, a high school classmate, and gave a passionate denial of the woman’s account to the congressional body conducting her confirmation hearings. The episode galvanized conservatives who saw the impeachment as a political attack and a cultural focus.

“In the past few days, other false and unsubstantiated allegations have been issued. There has been a frenzy to think of something, anything, no matter how far-fetched or hateful, that would block a vote on my nomination,” Kavanaugh said. at the time. “The consequences extend beyond any nomination. An assassination of such a grotesque and obvious character, if allowed to succeed, will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country.”

Kavanaugh was confirmed in the Supreme Court days later.

Rittenhouse faces multiple charges, including a felony intentional murder after shooting and killing two people in Kenosha, Wisc. during the civil unrest that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man.

“There were three people right there,” Rittenhouse said, breaking down into tears as he described being chased by one of the people he shot.

“I did nothing wrong,” he said later after the judge presiding over the case called a recess so the teen could recover. “I defended myself”.

Many conservatives have rallied around Rittenhouse, whose case they see as indicative of the future of self-defense laws and gun rights in America.

Saturday Night Live too drawing a comparison between Rittenhouse and Kavanaugh during their “Weekend Update” segment.

A jury began deliberating on the Rittenhouse case on Monday. He faces life in prison if convicted.

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