Seventy-five women with long-standing associations with Judge Brett Kavanaugh came forward on Friday to voice their defense of the embattled Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh is accused of committing sexual assault while in high school 36 years ago.
Sarah Fagen, a former colleague of Kavanaugh’s from the George W. Bush administration, asserted the women felt compelled to stand with the nominee because the allegation presented does not fit with what they’ve come to know about his conscience and character.
“Women from every phase of Judge Kavanaugh’s life, those who know him best, have stepped forward to say that the allegation being leveled against him is false and we are proud to stand with Brett,” Fagen said.
In her remarks, Fagen said her friendship with the nominee was forged in the early days of the Bush administration when Kavanaugh went out of his way to ensure his colleagues were safe and coping well under pressure in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.