Irish American actor John Cusack claims that one of the worst parts of the Brett Kavanaugh controversy is that "he's an Irishman."
Actor John Cusack has taken to Twitter to bemoan the Irish roots of controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI is currently investigating claims of sexual assault made against Kavanaugh by Professor Christine Blasey Ford. The Senate called for the investigation and a delay in Kavanaugh's nomination vote after hearing testimony from both Ford and Kavanaugh last Thursday.
After the emotional hearing, Irish American Cusack took to the social media platform to claim that Kavanaugh was one of the "right-wing Irish bullies."
"The worst part of this is he’s an Irishman - man when we break bad - we suck -" he tweeted, adding that he hated "right-wing Irish bullies" when questioned by a follower.
Kavanaugh is known is have played GAA and visited Ireland in his youth, referring to a trip there in a 1982 letter published by the New York Times on Tuesday.
The worst part of this is he’s an Irishman - man when we break bad - we suck -— John Cusack (@johncusack) September 27, 2018
Ya / I’m an Irishman - and I hate right wing Irish bullies - https://t.co/c2P2Np0zXa— John Cusack (@johncusack) September 27, 2018
Several of those with Irish names in the current White House Administration, including Paul Ryan and General John Kelly, have previously been called out by those who feel that their involvement in anti-immigration policies is hypocritical, given their own family history of immigration.
Cusack added that Ireland has "lots of bad ones - just like every country" but stated that "the best of us are the most progressive - justice loving feminists."
Yes - the best of us are the most progressive - justice loving feminists -— John Cusack (@johncusack) September 27, 2018
But we got lots of bad ones - just like every country https://t.co/GAIWdwnrWF
The "Con Air" actor has often spoken about his Irish roots telling the Irish Independent in 2009 that he always “felt” Irish. "Just Irish relatives and Irish s*** in Chicago. We knew all the poets and all the stuff. There's a big Irish community there,” he said.
The actor has been a frequent visitor to the country, touring from Kerry to Dublin to Galway and everywhere between.
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