Fight over Kavanaugh exposes bitter fault lines

By David Smith/Washington

A group of ageing white male senators stand on a podium to defend a white male judge chosen by a white male president to sit on the Supreme Court.
They are opposed by another group of senators that include an African American man and an African American woman.
Thousands of women stage a sit-in on Capitol Hill and chant their belief in the woman who accuses the nominee of sexual assault.
All this in a country where the first black president was succeeded by a man accused of sexual harassment and trafficking in white nationalism.
If this were a movie, the casting director would be fired for being too obvious.
Perhaps even more than the debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, the bitter struggle over Brett Kavanaugh’s ascent to the Supreme Court has…

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