As a daughter who was in the political spotlight herself (you can't get much more high profile than a presidential daughter), Chelsea Clinton understands that children are off limits when it comes to public ridicule. It's why she defended Barron Trump from online bullies last year, for which First Lady Melania Trump was grateful, and why she's now speaking out against the cartoonist who used his art to mock Brett Kavanaugh's daughters.
Chris Britt, a contributor to the Illinois Times, portrayed Kavanaugh's daughters kneeling in prayer by their bedside and asking God to "please forgive their angry, lying, alcoholic father."
To Whom it May Concern at .@ILTimes:— vbspurs (@vbspurs) September 30, 2018
I would like to formally lodge a protest at the disgraceful sketch by your cartoonist, Chris Britt, depicting the 10 year-old daughter of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
It contravenes every standard of decency in our society. Please remove it. pic.twitter.com/WWpI2f9NVA
Plenty of other people thought it was disgraceful. It was most inappropriate, Clinton said on Twitter.
Please leave Judge Kavanaugh’s daughters alone. They do not belong in your cartoons, “jokes”, or skits. If you can’t make your point about Judge Kavanaugh, whatever it may be, without bullying his kids, it’s not worth making. https://t.co/ABp0JolqbN— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 3, 2018
Following the initial criticism, the Illinois Times deleted Britt’s cartoon from his official page on the website.
Conservatives who don't typically agree with Clinton commended her decision to speak out here.