A group of women plans to sue flailing Democrat US Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Heitkamp’s camp released the names of women who were victims of sexual assault for some gosh-darn reason and more than a few of them never gave their consent or were never victims, to begin with.
Explain that to anyone who saw those names.
The misstep has led some women misidentified in the ad to decry the Democratic candidate and question how their names landed on the list, with one group of women saying they are seeking “a lawyer who will take our case” because the ad has “interfered with, or downright ruined, our lives.”
I’m not saying that Democrats can’t learn a lesson here I’m saying they won’t. Their obsession with this brand of politics is stronger than any amount of pain that might be inflicted and frankly, I don’t think they are bright enough to learn.
“Heidi Heitkamp’s political agenda has interfered with, or downright ruined, our lives,” they wrote. “Survivors of assault who had taken care to avoid the subject were suddenly bombarded by questions asking them to explain to their loved ones why their name appeared on this list. Women who have never been assaulted spent the day reassuring loved ones of their safety.”
(Heitkamp) had already lost sympathy with the Republican voters who barely pushed her over the line in 2012; now she’s about to alienate women, especially on the issue of violence, an issue she clearly was attempting to co-opt in the Kavanaughcalypse. The longer this stays in the headlines, the more Team Heitkamp’s threadbare exploitation will backfire. And the sooner these women get an attorney, the sooner those headlines will come.
So, where did Heidi or her campaign get these names? I doubt even US Senators can just dial up a local agency and get an overnight list of victims of sexual assault, especially one with names of women who claim they were never victims.
I look forward to finding that out, hopefully in discovery from the trial of former US Senator Hiedi Heitkamp.
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