Fox News host Greg Gutfeld on Thursday night compared Democratic treatment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault, to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
“The Five” co-host said he was agnostic religiously but he was reminded of his 12 years of Catholic education when he watched Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
“Crucifixion was an important event because it was designed to establish a wall between justice and mob rule – Christ died so that the mob wouldn’t survive,” Gutfeld said.
“What Democrats have tried to do is tear down the wall between justice and mob rule,” he continued. “They decided to crucify someone once again.”
Republicans have criticized the Democratic response to allegations against Kavanaugh after three women publicly accused him to sexual misconduct.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has emerged as one of Kavanaugh’s fiercest allies, exploded with anger at Democrats during Kavanaugh’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month.
He accused Democrats of trying to “destroy” Kavanaugh’s life and blasted the proceedings as an “unethical sham.”
Kavanaugh himself called Democratic opposition to his nomination “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” in the aftermath of President Trump’s election.
“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups,” a seething Kavanaugh said during his hearing.