Just moments after President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Women’s March released a fierce statement in opposition… but they forgot to actually plug in Kavanaugh’s name in the shallow, paint-by-nunbers press release.
The story, which was first broken on Twitter by CNN’s Jason Seher, showed that the Women’s March sent journalists a very clearly pre-written statement where they forgot to actually plug in the name of the person they were opposing. The statement began:
“Women’s March Statement on Trump’s Extremist SCOTUS Nominee. Washington, DC – In response to Donald Trump’s nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Women’s March released the following statement:”
The “XX,” of course, should have said, “Brett Kavanaugh.”
Or at least, it would have… had the Women’s March actually bothered to figure out who they were opposing, before sending out knee-jerk hysterics accusing an unknown person of “extremism.”
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
After forgetting Kavanaugh’s name altogether in the first paragraph, the Women’s March managed to bungle fill-in-the-blank duties a second time… when they misspelled the nominee’s name just one paragraph later:
‘Trump’s announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States. Judge Brett Cavenaugh’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.”
Kavanaugh’s name is, of course, spelled “Kavanaugh,” not “Cavenaugh.”
Even before Kavanaugh’s nomination, protests across the nation were already planned, opposing whoever Trump picked.
Hopefully they remember to write the right person’s name (and spell it correctly) on their picket signs.