Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nominee to replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, has been under intense criticism by the Left due to multiple sexual assault allegations. The allegations purport that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted several women in separate incidents over thirty years ago, when he was a teenager in high school. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations and said it was a coordinated “smear” campaign by his detractors. He appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, after one of his accusers testified before the same body, and declared his innocence.
Kavanaugh’s alma mater, Yale University, permitted its faculty members to cancel or reschedule classes so students could travel to Washington, D.C. to protest Kavanaugh’s hearing, which caused some outcry from conservative students. Yale alumni, and some from Harvard where Kavanaugh attended law school, have criticized their universities for maintaining ties with Kavanaugh or praising Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Liberty University, a private evangelical Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia, several hours southwest of Washington, D.C., allowed interested students to have an excused day off from classes. Why? The conservative organization, Concerned Women for America (CWA), and its Liberty University chapter Young Women for America, sponsored buses to bring students to the nation’s capital to protest in support of Kavanaugh on the day of his Senate committee hearing.
The chapter president, Victoria Belk, spoke of the importance of due process and how Kavanaugh was not receiving fair treatment in the public or media reports. “Our goal is to just get support for him. Moral support…This could be our brother, our dad, our boyfriend and we strongly believe in our justice system and you’re innocent until proven guilty.”
As a note, Liberty University hosted President Donald Trump during one of its devotionals, and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., has been an outspoken supporter of the president.
Several university professors across the country have pushed for Democratic Party operatives and politicians to stop the judicial confirmation process, criticized President Trump and the Republican Party for pushing Kavanaugh’s nomination through the Senate, and blasted Kavanaugh by using oft-used liberal talking points (but not his specific judicial record as a federal judge).