Monday Numbers: A closer look at some of the troubling facts surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination

Monday Numbers: A closer look at some of the troubling facts surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination

9 – Number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court when it is at full-strength

8 – Number of justices on the Court since Anthony Kennedy retired earlier this year

4-4 – Current ideological divide on the Court with respect to a wide array of crucial human rights, civil rights, voting rights and worker rights issues

82 – Number of days since Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill Kennedy’s seat

67 – Average number of days that last 15 Supreme Court nominees have waited for their Senate confirmation vote

292 – Number of days that transpired in the 114th Congress without consideration of the nomination of Merrick Garland by President Obama to fill the vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia

At least 5 – Number of times Kavanaugh appears to have lied under oath during current and past confirmation hearings prior to his testimony this past week (Mother Jones: “Five Times Brett Kavanaugh Appears to Have Lied to Congress While Under Oath”)

180 – Number of organizations that signed a letter organized by the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights opposing the nomination prior to the public becoming aware of the the sexual assault allegations

3 – Number of women (Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick) to come forward with detailed allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh (Chicago Tribune: “A complete list of the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh”)

100 – Percentage chance that it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her when they were in high school according to Dr. Ford’s sworn testimony

Approximately 16 – Number of years since Ford told her husband that she had been the victim of a sexual assault in high school

6 – Number of years since Ford revealed Kavanaugh as the man who assaulted her during couples therapy with her husband

75 – Estimated percentage of people subjected to sexual harassment who never report it (Psychology Today: “Why Don’t Victims of Sexual Harassment Come Forward Sooner?” Nov. 2017)

1 – Margin by which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Kavanaugh nomination after hearing from Ford and Kavanaugh

1 – Number of weeks that the Senate has voted to delay consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination pending an FBI investigation

3 – Number of times in its history that the American Civil Liberties Union has voted to waive its longstanding organizational policy against endorsing or opposing candidates or judicial nominees prior to voting on Saturday to oppose Kavanaugh (The Hill: “ACLU breaks its own policy, comes out against Kavanaugh nomination”)

51 – Number of Republican U.S. senators

2 – Number of women Republican Senators (Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska) who are generally thought to be the most likely Republican “no” votes on Kavanaugh

0 – Number of indications given by North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis that they intend to listen to and/or believe the women accusing Kavanaugh

22 –Number of women who have accused Donald Trump of having committed sexual misconduct between 1970 and 2013 (Business Insider: “The 22 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct”)

More than 5,000 Number of false or misleading claims made by Trump since becoming president (Washington Post: “President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims” — September 13)

0 – Number of times that either Burr or Tillis has publicly condemned Trump for his consistently immoral and dishonest behavior