Fox News Insider -As seen on The Ingraham Angle
Laura Ingraham investigated how the protests against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh are being coordinated by well-funded liberal activist groups.
Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick for the high court, faces allegations of sexual assault dating back to high school by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. He is also accused of exposing himself at a freshman year dorm party to his Yale University classmate Deborah Ramirez. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegations.
On her program Tuesday, Ingraham noted that the Women’s March has taken the lead in organizing opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
“We are organizing an impactful, non-arrest, direct action to make sure that the Senate knows that #WeBelieveChristine and demand that they #CancelKavanaugh and vote no on his confirmation,” the group said.
Ingraham pointed out that the Women’s March counts Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resources Defense Council as their premier partners, and both groups — which have actively opposed Kavanaugh since his nomination was announced — are associated with far-left billionaire donor George Soros.
“According to an extensive study by the Media Research Center, 100 of the 544 Women’s March partners have received a total of … $246,637,217 from Soros at last count,” Ingraham said, noting that Planned Parenthood and the Natural Resources Defense Council are among those partners.
Former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie said he’s not at all surprised to see Soros linked to the groups behind anti-Kavanaugh protests.
“He’s connected throughout all of the left-wing activities in this country and around the world,” Bossie said.
He added that he would like to see more “consistency” from the Kavanaugh protesters, who have largely been silent on the allegations facing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and others on the left.
Jeffrey Lord, contributing editor for The American Spectator, said there was a similar backlash when former President George W. Bush nominated Judge D. Brooks Smith to serve on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001.
He said Democratic senators challenged Smith’s nomination, but it was actually liberal interest groups behind the scenes that were “pulling the strings,” including one group funded by Soros.
He said a similar scenario appears to be playing out with Kavanaugh’s nomination, calling it “a real serious problem.”
Ingraham said Soros and his Open Society Foundation can spend money however they want under the law, and it’s on Republicans to get their own billionaire donors and activist groups to push back.
“If they want to give money to Planned Parenthood, want to give money to National Resource Defense Council, if they want to give money to the Women’s March, he can do it,” Ingraham said. “We’re the Republicans. The Republicans have to have their own groups like this.”