Late-night host Stephen Colbert and abortion advocacy group NARAL have both gone after Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh for being named Brett.
Colbert, a fierce critic of the Trump administration, joked Tuesday night on "The Late Show" about playing a drinking "game" that involved pouring himself a drink every time his glass was empty as he watched Trump's announcement of Kavanaugh.
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"I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," Colbert said. "That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at Ruby Tuesday. Hey everybody! I’m Brett. I’ll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you."
The crowd laughed and cheered and yelled "woo."
— NARAL (@NARAL) July 11, 2018
In a tweet Tuesday night, NARAL dismissed Kavanaugh as "some frat boy named Brett" who would take away reproductive rights.
NARAL tweeted, "We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.
The abortion group did at least know to name Kavanaugh in its tweet. The Women's March sent an email blast about Judge "XX" the night of Kavanaugh's nomination, forgetting to fill in his name as it warned about the threat he posed to civil rights.
Left-wing groups have mobilized against Kavanaugh, with Democrats and progressives signaling they will fight tooth-and-nail against his confirmation to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. They have made draconian warnings about him bringing about the end of women's rights, legal abortion and health care.
While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has said he will oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation with all his strength, he faces an uphill battle in the Senate with Republicans controlling the chamber.