We all saw the madness a few months ago when women everywhere descended on Washington D.C., and other major cities around the globe, to march in the name of “equality,” but also against President Trump.
They wrote some really ridiculous signs, from “Nasty Women Make (Her)story” to “ReSister” to “Fempire Strikes Back,” and wore even more ridiculous pink knit hats in the shape of cat ears that they nicknamed “pussy hats.”
The @PussyhatProject inspired thousands of women. Me included. https://t.co/t8aVxPEfaK #pussyhats pic.twitter.com/OpK5wibz8s
— Andrea Kihlstedt (@AndreaKihlstedt) January 24, 2017
This madness got so out of control that yarn stores in some cities were reporting that their pink yarn supplies were running out faster than they could stock them:
Chicagoans made so many #pussyhats that craft stores are now experiencing a pink yarn shortage https://t.co/A6BOAwbmRs pic.twitter.com/rcG3DJo2lZ
— DNAinfo Chicago (@DNAinfoCHI) January 24, 2017
But that’s not the worst part of this story, because most of the people there who were bitching and complaining probably didn’t have the capacity to do any real damage. No, the worst place this hat popped up was on the head of a judge in a courtroom!
Yep, Travis County, Texas, Judge Sarah Eckhardt wore one of those ridiculous hats while sitting in her courtroom…
After it appeared on Facebook, Joe Biggs shared it on Twitter, where it got the most attention. He tweeted:
“Travis County Judge Wears “Pussy Hat” During Court Hearings. could you expect to have a fair trial especially as a man if you saw this?”
Travis County Judge Wears “Pussy Hat” During Court Hearings.
could you expect to have a fair trial especially as a man if you saw this? pic.twitter.com/dJ10We0RcQ
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) January 30, 2017
Men were obviously upset by this. How could you trust a judge’s ruling if she is showing an obvious bias?
Twitter exploded with responses after the photo was widely circulated:
@Rambobiggs @Korig If this is legit, it’s a clear sign of not being an impartial arbiter of law. She should be reprimanded.
— SpoopyBill (@BilltheNubbin) January 30, 2017
I don’t think a normal woman or a man could get a fair hearing before a judge in a pussy hat. No one could. Unfair bias for feminists. https://t.co/v87JE4HFM1
— Dorothy Pearce (@DorothyPearce) January 31, 2017
@Rambobiggs Sounds like a call to the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct is in order…..
— David (@kd5jad) January 30, 2017
@Rambobiggs @LeviathanAurora if judges have strong political views, one way or the other, they aren’t supposed to show it. Only go by law
— Raven Hawke🇺🇸 (@HawkeRaven) January 30, 2017
@Rambobiggs she should be disbarred that’s not an appropriate attire for a judge
— _Mister_E_ ⚫ (@_Mister_E) January 30, 2017
And the worst part, according to local authorities, what this judge is doing is completely legal.
ABC affiliate KVUE reported:
In Travis County, the “County Judge” position is an elected role. The winner of the election oversees the commissioners court and is in many ways a commissioner themselves.
Similar to a City Council and mayor relationship, the County Judge acts as the head of the Commissioners and county government.
KVUE’s Jason Puckett reached out to multiple county departments to verify that this behavior was acceptable and found that almost every source he spoke with agreed – Eckhardt is in the clear.
The County Attorney officially said they have not received any sort of complaint at this time.
When asked to comment on the story, County Judge Eckhardt’s office said “No Comment”.
You have GOT to be kidding me…