Affton writer: Republicans’ support for Kavanaugh shows ‘moral rot’


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

My response to Betty Condon, who in her Oct. 4 letter appears to think credible attempted rape allegations among Washington, D.C. politicians is a commonplace occurrence: Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I expect far better from my elected representatives. I expect even more of a judge.

Sadly, this doesn’t appear to be the case for a large swath of the Republican Party. A September 2018 NPR/ Marist poll found that 54 percent of Republicans believed Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court even if the sexual assault allegations against him proved to be true.

As to the concern about actions thwarting political parties, I wonder if Ms. Condon was so concerned when the GOP held Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat open for over 400 days under the thin guise of letting voters have a say in an election year — oddly, something about which they no longer seem concerned.

Ms. Condon hopes to see a more mature government one day. I sincerely agree.

This great nation will once again have a president who doesn’t belittle prisoners of war, disabled reporters, sexual assault victims or Gold Star families. Because one of this nation’s major political parties is in a state of moral rot.

Scott Rodgers