Actor Ron Perlman made some fairly tasteless comments about senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) over a series of questions made during the confirmation hearings of President Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
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“Tom Cotton. That can’t really be your name, can it? What is that? Product your unpaid employees picked for you? For profit? You f—king white slaver piece of s—t,” Perlman unceremoniously said in a video shared on his personal Twitter account.
He went on, “That line of questioning you pulled on that incredibly beautiful woman yesterday. Your staff is probably cowering as you read those statistics that they, under duress, put together for you, unless they’re a bunch of white f—king slavers too. Which is probably the case. Who else would work for you, you piece of s—t?”
“Play back your line of questioning and tell me that wasn’t the most racist thing I’ve seen since Jefferson f—king Davis,” the woke actor concluded his statement, but not before uttering a “F—k you!” aimed at the Republican senator.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) March 23, 2022
Perlman also had some harsh words for Ted Cruz, telling him to “go f—k yourself” but not before accusing the Republican Senator of appealing to “people who pride themselves on hatred.”
“Hi, Ted, Ron here. Listen, I know how tempting it is to appeal to the real lowest form of humanity here in the United States…the bottom feeders,” said the actor in yet another video shared on social media.
Perlman further elaborated, “people who pride themselves on hatred, on un-education, an inability to read, an inability to understand the difference between true patriotism and the bulls—t you are selling.”
“I know how tempting it is to play to those people because at least you have a base. But Jesus Christ, Ted, for somebody with a really, really small dick, you get to be a bigger prick every f—king day. Go f—k yourself,” he concluded.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) March 23, 2022
During Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Cotton addressed the comments she made to convicted drug dealer Keith Young, stating, “Keith Young was a career criminal who had previously been convicted of trafficking cocaine.”
The Republican Senator also declared that he was “shocked to see this in the transcript” of Young’s sentencing in 2018, noting that Jackson “apologized to this drug kingpin for having to follow the law,” and pointing out that the then-federal district judge “literally said that you didn’t think 20 years was fair.”
Similarly, Ted Cruz brought forward a chart wherein the Republican Senator highlighted Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentences for individuals in child pornography crimes, noting that all eight of them were sentenced below the federal guidelines.
“I’m trying to understand how you see someone that possesses images of infants and toddlers being sexually violated, and you sentence them to 64% below what the prosecutor is asking for,” Cruz questioned Jackson.
He then stated, “You don’t provide a justification other than a generic concern that the guidelines are too high. You don’t provide a justification as required by statute.”
There is nothing intrinsically racist in Tom Cotton’s questioning of Judge Jackson, but that did not stop Perlman from labelling the senator as a “white slaver,” given that he did not even have the courtesy to provide empirical evidence to back his nonsensical claim.
Further, Ted Cruz bringing forward a list of child porn sentences that were reduced by Ketanji Brown Jackson is not appealing “to the real lowest form of humanity” at all; if anything, the Republican Senator is doing quite the opposite by bringing those particular cases to light.
This sort of behaviour is to be expected from Perlman, however. Earlier this month the actor baselessly claimed that former President Donald Trump, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and Republican Senator Josh Hawley “extol [Vladimir] Putin’s worldview.”
The month prior, the actor took to social media to openly advocate for secession, stating, “It’s time that every state they would elect republicans to represent them, and all of the rest of us separate.”
“You don’t wanna live in my world and I certainly don’t want to live in yours,” he went on, expressing his desire to see the country broken up into blue and red states.
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