Main Kavanaugh Backer Appears To Waffle On Support

Talking Points Memo reports:

The chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network, which has run an aggressive and well-funded campaign in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, struggled on Wednesday to continue to support that confirmation in an interview just minutes after new allegations against Kavanaugh were revealed.

“I think we have to look into this further, but I think from what we know so far, we don’t have corroboration yet, and so I think if the Senate votes on this soon, I think they would have to go on what they know so far,” she said. “But I know the Senate Judiciary Committee is going to look into this before they would move forward to a vote.”

The Hill reports:

The Judicial Crisis Network launched a $1.5 million ad blitz in the wake of Ford’s allegations. The spot featured a woman who has been friends with Kavanaugh for 35 years attesting to his character.

The organization fiercely defended Kavanaugh again after Deborah Ramirez alleged in a New Yorker article that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a college party in the 1980s and thrust his genitals in her face. Severino called those allegations “unsubstantiated and discredited.”