CNN Guest: You Can't Cheer Bill Cosby Sentence and Also Defend Kavanaugh

September 25, 2018

A CNN contributor said Tuesday it was hypocritical to cheer the verdict in Bill Cosby's case and simultaneously defend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Cosby was found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. When the former Cosby Show star was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison Tuesday, Dallas attorney and commentator Yodit Tewolde attacked those on social media who were cheering the verdict but defending the Trump nominee.

"During the break, I'm scrolling through Twitter and I'm looking at people actually saying and applauding the judge and the sentence, and then in the same breath wanting to defend Kavanaugh," Tewolde said.

"It's disturbing to me because ... this is a monumental defining moment this week when you have someone like Cosby going to prison, and then in the same breath having Kavanaugh possibly going to the highest court in the land," she continued.

"And so anyone who's defending Kavanaugh could not in the same breath now applaud this verdict that the judge has handed down in the same breath. It just doesn't make any sense," she said.

Among other differences between the two situations, Cosby was accused of sexual assault or misconduct by 60 different women and admitted to drugging women for sex, while Kavanaugh has been accused by only two and has repeatedly denied the accusations. Cosby was also convicted after a trial with the presumption of innocence, while Democrats and Republicans disagree over the level of presumption of innocence Kavanaugh should be afforded.

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