Women’s March botches attack on Trump’s Supreme Court pick
July 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The left-wing, pro-abortion Women’s March organization became the subject of social media mockery Monday night when it issued a statement denouncing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, while forgetting to replace placeholder text with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s name.
“In response to Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court, The Women’s March released the following statement,” the email began, the Washington Examiner reports. While the email went on to identify Kavanaugh by name as “a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States,” it misspelled the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge’s last name as “Cavenaugh.”
Everyone needs a copy editor, example number 4,732 pic.twitter.com/8wS3WmBi1i— Jason Seher (@jhseher) July 10, 2018
The snafu followed a declaration from the Women’s March earlier in the day that “[w]e don’t have to wait for the name of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee. We already know it will be someone with a stated opposition to abortion and women’s right to choose what happens to our own bodies.”
Conservatives pounced on the Women’s March on Twitter, as compiled by Twitchy.
“2018 activism summed up in one hilarious screenshot,” columnist Andrew Lawton said.
“With a name like XX you'd think this judge would be more feminist,” Reason Magazine’s Jesse Walker quipped. “Good thing [the president] didn’t go with XX,” former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer added.
The Women’s March weren’t the only ones to condemn a still-unidentified nominee, however. The Examiner notes that “ABC’s ‘Nightline’ issued a premature tweet claiming Trump’s nominee was ‘controversial’ prior to Trump announcing he had decided on Kavanaugh.” On Sunday, Campus Reform released a video of New York University students criticizing Trump’s choice, unaware that no choice had yet been revealed.
“He’s quite extreme in his views,” one student said. Another fretted, “I saw the new nominee is like racist, and he’s starting a new wave of something very negative, and I’m really scared about the future and what choices he will make.”