A leftist editorial cartoonist faces withering criticism for drawing a cartoon mocking Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s 10-year-old daughter, Liza.
Per Fox News:
The cartoon by Chris Britt depicted the girl saying, “Dear God, please forgive my angry, lying, alcoholic father for sexually assaulting Dr. [Christine] Ford,” while praying before bed.
In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Kavanaugh told lawmakers that Liza had said to her mother, Ashley, that “we should pray” for Ford. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s, when they were both in high school.
Liza’s older sister, Margaret, is 13.
The cartoon displayed Friday’s date as well as the name of the Illinois Times, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Springfield. However, it gained wider notice on Sunday, when an anonymous Twitter user said it “contravenes every standard of decency in our society” and asked the paper to “[p]lease remove it.”
To Whom it May Concern at .@ILTimes:
I would like to formally lodge a protest at the disgraceful sketch by your cartoonist, Chris Britt, depicting the 10 year-old daughter of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
It contravenes every standard of decency in our society. Please remove it. pic.twitter.com/WWpI2f9NVA
— vbspurs (@vbspurs) September 30, 2018
Britt replied to his critics on Facebook by saying “I’m not the one who brought up his children. Brett ‘I LOVE BEER’ Kavanaugh brought them up.” Someone later removed his response from public view.