“Confirm Kavanaugh or die.” That’s the warning American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer had for Republican Party leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Chuck Grassley if they don’t ensure that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is seared on the court.
“This is war,” the evangelical host, whose Tupelo-based Americans Family Association radio show is broadcast nationally, tweeted on September 29th. “If the GOP loses Kavanaugh because of craven cowardice, not even God will help them, and the Republican base sure won’t. Grassley, McConnell, etc. have no idea the danger they are in. Confirm Kavanaugh or die.”
Ten hours later, after users began alerting Twitter of the tweet (@Jack is the founder of Twitter), Fischer returned to clarify for the “censors” that he didn’t mean to suggest he supported killing GOP leaders. In this context, he said, “die” means, “become extinct,” like the Whig Party.
"die" as in "become extinct," like the Whigs.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) September 30, 2018
Fischer, who has made his name on fighting against women’s rights and LGBT rights in the name of “family values,” believes Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court despite the fact that three women have accused him of sexual misconduct, including attempted rape and drugging women and raping them. Last week, Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (watch her opening statement) that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a party when she was 15 and he was 17, leading the Senate to delay a vote on Kavanaugh in order to allow for an FBI investigation.
Fischer has endorsed Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, a Republican who is running to unseat fellow Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in the November 6th special election for the seat formerly held by former Senator Thad Cochran. McDaniel recently went on Fischer’s radio show, where he said the the claims of 99% of sexual assault victims are “made up.” Actual studies put the percent of false claims of sexual assault at around 2-8%.
Fischer’s original tweet is below:
This is war. If the GOP loses Kavanaugh because of craven cowardice, not even God will help them, and the Republican base sure won't. Grassley, McConnell, etc. have no idea the danger they are in. Confirm Kavanaugh or die.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) September 29, 2018