The annual TIME’s 100 Most Influential People is out and public figures like Nancy Pelosi, Chrissy Tiegen, Taylor Swift and more names you may have seen in headlines have been included. Honoring political, entertainment and other icons of 2019, there are some names listed that have already caused some backlash. Like, Brett Kavanaugh.
The newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who also made the list, during his confirmation in 2018 and in the time of #MeToo his inclusion is not being celebrated. “You put her on the same list as the man she said assaulted her. So disappointing @TIME Christine Blasey Ford > Brett Kavanaugh,” actress Jessica Chastain tweeted on Wednesday.
Though Kavanaugh’s inclusion is being debated by many, TIME’s influential list is based on “influence.” Unfortunately for the critics, despite not being well-liked Kavanaugh was discussed for months due to the allegations against him during his confirmation hearing.
Also on the list is Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House. In an essay, written by Hillary Rodham Clinton, describes Pelosi as the “driving force that brought a Democratic majority back to the House.”
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman,” Clinton wrote.
See who else was honored as most influential by watching the video above.