Mercedes Schlapp: ‘Kavanaugh Debacle’ Showed ‘Bush People’ How Democrats Attack ‘One of Their Own’

In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins protesters objecting to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally Capitol in Washington. Schumer, who plans to meet Kavanaugh privately early this week, is methodically building arguments that would help vulnerable Democratic …
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White House Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp speculated that many Republicans have awakened to the nature of the Democrat Party following Democrats’ attempt to block the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She offered her remarks in a Tuesday interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily.

Schlapp, a communications alumnus of George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, said several “Bush people” she knows now adore President Donald Trump.


Schlapp said, “One of the things that I found fascinating is that during this Brett Kavanaugh debacle for the past several weeks is I reconnected with a lot of the Bush people. These Bush people, a lot of them didn’t even vote for Donald Trump.”

Schlapp continued, “I think it was so revealing to them, because … [my husband] Matt and I, we’ve all been under attack for over two years in supporting President Trump. We have battle scars to prove it, but here’s the deal, these Republicans, they have not been attacked in a way as viciously, and when they saw one of their own, someone who really has lived a really good life, has amazing qualifications, was a public servant for a very long time, someone that was one of their own, the establishment Republicans get attacked in the way they’ve been attacked. … One or two of the folks was like, ‘We love Trump. We’re sold,’ and I think that’s what’s happened.”

Schlapp went on, “It’s because you had so many of these women who have sons, they come up to me quietly saying, ‘Oh my gosh, what I’ve seen these Democrats do to Brett Kavanaugh is appalling,’ and as the mother of a boy, I never want to see my son go through something like that.”

Schlapp said the political battle over Kavanaugh had shown previously uninitiated Republicans that Democrat will use “whatever tactic it takes to tear people down.”

“They understand that the Democrats’ attack is no longer just for a Trumpian,” assessed Schlapp. “No, it means that they’re going after all of us. They’re going after all Republicans.”

Schlapp praised Breitbart News’s audience’s awareness of the nature of Democrats and the broader left.

“The Breitbart audience has always understood this very clearly, because we’re always under attack,” remarked Schlapp. “Now it’s expanded more broadly, and I think that there’s a realism. I think it’s really united Republicans, at this point, and I think it’s a very strong message as we go into the next couple of months.”


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