Hundreds of Liberty Univ. Students Head to DC to Counter Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters
With a Supreme Court seat hanging in the balance, students from Liberty University will rally in Washington, D.C., in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh and one of his sexual assault accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, are to set testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a critical hearing Thursday.
Ford has accused Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her when they were both high school students in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegation, but Ford's sexual misconduct claim and several others have placed his confirmation in doubt.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced at a convocation Wednesday morning that Liberty students will be heading to Washington, noting that students from Yale University, Kavanaugh's alma mater, will be in the capital to protest the Supreme Court nominee.
“Liberty University is only three hours from D.C., so we try to give our students a chance to get involved in national politics,” Falwell said.
“If you want to be excused from classes tomorrow, go to Washington and counter what the Yale students are doing. Support Judge Kavanaugh, we’ve got 300 spots for you."
The university and the organization Concerned Women for America (CWA) are sponsoring bus trips from the Liberty campus in Lynchburg, Va., to D.C. on Thursday morning, USA Today reported.
"I think the Republicans are going above and beyond giving the accuser the right to be heard, maybe more than they should, but I think they should be commended for hearing her out, for taking her seriously and delaying the process so she can be heard," Falwell said.