Women’s March accidentally reveals group planned to oppose Trump’s nominee no matter who it was

Immediately after President Donald Trump formally nominated U.S. Appeals Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, Democrats and progressive activists protested Trump’s decision.

But no protest was more embarrassing than an email blast sent by the liberal group known as “Women’s March.”

What happened?

Minutes after Trump announced his nominee, the group released a statement blasting Kavanaugh. However, there was a major problem with the email copy: the opening line didn’t cite Kavanaugh’s name. Instead, the first sentence had “XX” where Kavanaugh’s name should have been, an obvious sign the email was pre-written and that the group planned to oppose the nominee regardless of who it was.

When you pre-write your press release slamming Trump’s SCOTUS pick but forget to add the name…. pic.twitter.com/5GiEJXMHUR

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) July 10, 2018

Unfortunately, missing Kavanaugh’s name was not the only glaring mistake in the email. In a subsequent paragraph, the organization misspelled Kavanaugh’s name with a “C.”

“Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States. Judge Brett Cavanaugh’s nomination threatens to move our nation’s highest court dangerously to the right and further erode protections for almost every marginalized group in America,” the email read.

Everyone needs a copy editor, example number 4,732 pic.twitter.com/8wS3WmBi1i

— Jason Seher (@jhseher) July 10, 2018

The liberal group later sent a properly edited email to supporters with the mistakes corrected.


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