GOP launches anti-Ford campaign on Twitter as soon as her testimony starts

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The official Twitter account for the Republican National Committee (RNC) began posting videos defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh almost immediately after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges the nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, began her testimony on Thursday.

The @GOP account posted at least 10 videos defending Kavanaugh, adding the hashtag #IStandWithBrett to each video. The videos were around the same time that Ford began her testimony on Thursday morning.

The videos were sent amid Ford’s emotional testimony, where she recalled the alleged sexual assault in detail and answered questions from Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona deputy county attorney, hired by Republicans to question her. While many were captivated by Ford’s harrowing story, the GOP was taking a strong stance for a man accused of sexual assault.

Some of the videos posted by the RNC Twitter account appear to have come from a group of more than 75 women who recently voiced their support for Kavanaugh during an event last week. Other videos were from Kavanaugh’ interview on Fox News, while others were women speaking in front of Heritage Foundation logos.

On Thursday, an “I Stand With Brett” rally held in Washington D.C., where several women spoke and held “Confirm Kavanaugh” signs.

The push for Kavanaugh did not go over well with many Twitter users.


Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

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