Trevor Noah on Kavanaugh: Republicans Are 'Normalizing Sexual Assault' for Political Ends

The Daily Show ​host Trevor Noah laid into the Republican Party on Monday night for "normalizing sexual assault" in their bid to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the fifth Conservative judge on the Supreme Court. The host was responding to mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court.

A blistering expose published by The New Yorker on Sunday featured Deborah Ramirez, a 53-year-old woman and former university classmate of Kavanaugh, accusing him of sexually harassing her at a party by thrusting his genitals in her face. This followed Christine Blasey Ford alleging Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and held his hand over her mouth during a house party in the early 1980s.

"If the allegations are true, then there seems to be a pattern of behavior and the GOP's Supreme Court pick is in trouble," Noah said. "Also, I don't understand why guys are still whipping out dicks. I mean, I know this happened a long time ago, but that's my point. Like, why are guys whipping out dicks? No party has ever been made better by a dicks being whipped out.

"I get why Republicans are doing this," Noah continued, more seriously. "Getting five Conservative judges onto the Supreme Court is something they've been dreaming of for 40 years, so they'll do anything to get it done, even if it means normalizing sexual assault."

Noah also ridiculed Kavanaugh's defence against his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, a former classmate and now a professor at Palo Alto University. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a high school party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh responded by saying he would show the Senate Judiciary Committee a calendar he kept from 1982, which shows no record of the party Ford mentioned.

"If a man has a calendar, then the case is closed," Noah joked. "Because everyone knows that if it is not on your calendar, then you never did shit. Come on, man, a calendar just says what you plan on doing, not what you actually did. It's like a vision board. Like my calendar says Zumba at 6 a.m. every day, alright, but I've never gotten up at that time and, hell, I don't even know what a Zumba is—is it a bird? Sounds like a bird.

"It's also pretty ballsy that Kavanaugh, as a judge, would bring up an old calendar as his defense, because I wonder if that would hold up in his court? If you were like: 'Your Honor, I couldn't have done it, if you look at my calendar it says "No Crimes All Day." So we good.'"

On Thursday, Kavanaugh will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Ford.