Publisher distances itself, more sick ‘art’ revealed from cartoonist who targeted Kavanaugh’s young daughter

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The Illinois Times attempted to diffuse some of the fire created by a controversial editorial cartoon depicting Brett Kavanaugh’s 10-year-old daughter praying.

The publication referred to the work of Chris Britt, a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, after a firestorm erupted over the illustration mocking Kavanaugh’s youngest daughter for praying for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her nearly four decades ago.

(Image: Chris Britt/Facebook via Fox News)

A Twitter user addressed the Times on Sunday, requesting the offensive cartoon be removed.

The Illinois Times responded with a statement clarifying that while Britt was “a regular contributor,” he was “not an employee.” The paper also noted that the cartoon was posted on Britt’s Facebook page and “did not appear in our publication or on our website.

The cartoon is no longer visible on Chris Britt’s creators.com page and in a comment to one critic on his Facebook page, Britt responded saying “I’m not the one who brought up his children. Brett ‘I LOVE BEER’ Kavanaugh brought them up.” The page was later removed, according to Fox News.

Britt’s image mocked a remark Kavanaugh made last week when addressing the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying his daughter Liza had told her mother, Ashley, that “we should pray” for Ford.

Britt’s biography on the Creators Syndicate website called him “a self-described liberal [who] nevertheless delights in skewering deserving politicians of every persuasion.” The award-winning cartoonist seems to be keeping his “skewering” limited to Kavanaugh and Republicans, however, as several of his most recent offerings have been centered on depicting them as sexual predators.

A Sept. 20 cartoon, published by The Illinois Times, showed Kavanaugh waiting at a “predator bus stop” for President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas driving on a “Trash the Women” tour bus.  One cartoon showed Kavanaugh promoting “Beer & Babes!”while about to be hit by a large #MeToo gavel.

 

Image close-up: Twitter.

While many have been happy to trash Kavanaugh as USA Today did, sinking to a new low in an article last weekend suggesting the federal judge and father of two should “stay off basketball courts when kids are around,” the left is oddly silent at the idea that Britt, according to his bio, “volunteers as a mentor for high-school students and at a stay-in-school program.”

His despicable attack on a young girl to score political points earned him a well-deserved thrashing on the internet.

Many even turned their anger at The Illinois Times after its statement about the cartoon.

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