WATCH: GOP Senator Pushes Back When Confronted by Anti-Kavanaugh Protester
Sen. Cassidy: 'You know it's unfair.'
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) was the latest Republican lawmaker to be harassed by a protester who opposes the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination.
Several Republicans -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- have been targeted by demonstrators who do not believe Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the high court due to a series of sexual assault allegations.
On Monday, Cassidy was walking in the hall of a Senate office building when he was confronted by a woman who demanded to know why he's supporting Kavanaugh.
Cassidy pushed back, asking her if she would like her husband or son's life "destroyed" by an "uncorroborated" charge.
When the protester accused Cassidy of being "OK if a rapist goes on the Supreme Court," the senior senator from Louisiana fired back, “No, I’m not. But then on the other hand, clearly you’re OK, the absence of evidence obviously means nothing to you.”
After the woman refused to answer his questions about acting on uncorroborated allegations, he told her "you know it's unfair."
Here's The Daily Caller's transcript of the back-and-forth:
Cassidy: “Why wouldn’t I support Kavanaugh?”
Protester: “Because rapists are bad.”
Cassidy: “Wait a second — everybody there said that it did not happen. So why am I going to–”
Protester: “So you’re going to believe Mark Judge over a woman?”
Cassidy: “No, I’m going to believe her best friend.”
Protester: “Her best friend didn’t say it didn’t happen. Her best friend said she wasn’t told about it.”
Cassidy: “She said she didn’t remember.”
Protester: “So you’re OK as a doctor to harm a woman?”
Cassidy: “Wait a second – are you OK as a person to go ahead and to accept a non-corroborated charge to destroy someone’s life? If it destroyed your life, your son’s life, or your husband’s? Wait a second, answer my question. If it was your husband, your son, your father, whose life has been destroyed by uncorroborated, would you like that?”
Protester: “I would support a full FBI investigation.”
Cassidy: “No, no. Would you like that? An uncorroborated charge, destroying—”
Protester: “I wouldn’t marry somebody that was a drunk.”
Cassidy: “Oh no, wait a second. Uncorroborated. Answer the question. I don’t think you’re able to. Because you know it’s unfair.”
Protester: “I would stand up.”
Cassidy: “You know it’s unfair.”
Protester: “I would fight. And I would make sure women are heard. Clearly you’re OK if a rapist goes on the Supreme Court.”
Cassidy: “No, I’m not. But then on the other hand, clearly you’re OK, the absence of evidence obviously means nothing to you.”
Protester: “No, there is evidence. Look at the standard. How many people are in jail for less?”
Watch the full exchange above.