Women gathered outside the Senate Thursday to show support for Supreme Court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh as sex assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford testified against him.
Concerned Women for America — a conservative non-profit — held a rally to support of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and advocate for his appointment.
The group had a tour bus that drove to the Senate with the judge’s face and the words “WOMEN FOR KAVANAUGH #AnotherGreatJustice” plastered on the side.
“We are here today in support of Brett Kavanaugh,” CEO and President for CWA Penny Nance said at the rally.
Attendees held signs and wore shirts that read things like “Confirm Kavanaugh” and “I Stand with Brett.” The women began their rally with prayer and followed with speeches from CWA leaders.
“What we’re seeing here is a pattern of Democrats pushing forward allegations that as soon as you press on them, fall apart,” Chief Counsel and Policy Director for CWA and Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino said.
While “Ford may have suffered that and that is a horrible experience,” Servino said, “men need to have due process as well, that we need to be able to hear both sides and not jump to judgement.”
Servino also noted the group of 65 women that came forward to support Kavanaugh and deny that he gave them reason to believe he would sexually assault someone.
Other Pro-Kavanaugh supporters were reported outside the building, including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault in 1999. Broaddrick has said she does not believe Ford’s allegations.
Students from Liberty University were also spotted at the CWA rally. Students from the school were encouraged by President Jerry Falwell Jr. to attend the rally after it was discovered Yale University students were going to protest Kavanaugh’s nomination, Huffington Post reported.
“Concerned Women for America is committed to standing in support of Judge Kavanaugh, as we have throughout this process. We are also committed to much larger goals — protection of the presumption of innocence, support of due process, and pursuit of truth and justice,” Nance said in a statement.
CWA is the “nation’s largest public policy women’s organization” that brings “Biblical principles into all levels of public policy,” as stated on their website.