Christian Ministry Focus On The Family Supports Brett Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

The Christian ministry Focus on the Family came out strong in their support for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford during his high school years, in an enewsletter:

The Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of  Focus on the Family, claimed that it “predicted” this would happen and tried to smear Ford by questioning “her motives” as a “left-wing professor and a Democrat activist.”

The Family Policy Alliance also questioned why Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California did not disclose Ford’s letter back in July, but failed to note that it has been widely reported that Feinstein honored Ford’s request of anonymity.

The Family Police Alliance also claimed — without any evidence — that “Judge Kavanaugh’s personal reputation throughout his adult life has been pristine.”

The Intercept reported that attorney Cyrus Sanai sent a letter on July 24 to Feinstein and Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa that said “there are persons who work for, or who have worked for, the federal judiciary who have important stories to tell about disgraced former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and his mentee, current United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I know that there are people who wish to speak out but fear retaliation because I have been contacted by more than a half-dozen such persons since Judge Kozinski resigned in disgrace.”

Back at the Family Police Alliance, the Christian activist group asked its followers to sign a petition to urge the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh.

Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman notes that Ivanka Trump told her dad to withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination:

White House advisers are worried that more damaging information about Kavanaugh could come out.

Two sources told me the White House has heard rumors that Ford’s account will be verified by women who say she told it to them contemporaneously.

People worry, without apparent evidence, of another Ronan Farrow bomb dropping.

(Sources: Family Police Alliance, The Intercept, Vanity Fair)

 

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