Me Too and the Supreme Court

In recent years, Republican women have also wielded significant power in moment of historical importance. During the 2018 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a high school classmate, Christine Blasey Ford accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her at a party in 1982.

Throughout the dramatic and contentious hearings, many members of the #MeToo movement hoped that moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins would vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. They were to be disappointed, as Collins voted along party lines and Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court