‘#IStandWithBrett’: WH Will Assemble Various Women As Kavanaugh Character Witnesses

UNITED STATES - JULY 19: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, makes his way to a meeting with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., in Hart Building on July 19, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 19: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, makes his way to a meeting with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., in Hart Building on July 19, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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September 18, 2018 9:14 am
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As the White House concocts its counterattack to professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation, the team plans to assemble women from various times in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s life to attest to his moral rectitude, according to a Monday CNN report.

The White House has reportedly been rounding up the 65 women who signed a letter singing his praises, asking them to publicly voice their support. They also may hold a press conference with Kavanaugh’s female friends and advocates.

Some female former coworkers have started the movement of their own volition, tweeting “#IStandWithBrett” and relating flattering stories and characterizations.

Per CNN, the caution with which the White House is planning its next steps is most notable in President Donald Trump’s behavior, when he restrained himself from his usual tack of going after the accuser at a Monday press conference.

This is likely because if Kavanaugh is ultimately forced to drop out and Republicans fail to shove another nominee through, the seat could remain open after the midterms during which the Republicans’ Senate majority may be imperiled.

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