Ashley Kavanaugh was reportedly eager to stand by her husband during an interview with Fox News on Monday night because she wanted to clear her family’s name, which has been tainted by allegations of sexual assault against her husband, Politico reported Monday.
According to a friend of the couple who spoke to Politico, Ashley Kavanaugh is in “survival” mode, in Politico’s words, and up until the Fox interview on Monday evening, has chosen to remain silent on the allegations. Other people who work closely with the couple said it’s an “uncomfortable role” for her.
“She’s been frustrated by his frustration in being unable to come out and swing back,” a person involved in the confirmation process told Politico.
The interview — in which Ashley Kavanaugh fiercely defended her husband and waxed impassioned about the difficulties of discussing the allegations with her children — was Brett Kavanugh’s idea, according to two people involved with the confirmation.