With a seat on the Supreme Court at stake, Liberty University plans to send 300 students to Washington, D.C. to support embattled Republican nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
LU President Jerry Falwell Jr. made the announcement at Wednesday morning’s convocation, which featured an appearance from Candace Owens of Turning Point USA. A group of student protesters cycled in and out on the academic lawn; they came to speak out against Owens for making comments they feel minimize sexual assault.
“Liberty University is only three hours from D.C., so we try to give our students a chance to get involved in national politics,” Falwell said, noting that students from Yale University Kavanaugh’s alma mater will be at the Capitol to protest the SCOTUS nominee. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women, with one set to testify before Congress Thursday. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, which date back to three decades ago.
“If you want to be excused from classes tomorrow, go to Washington and counter what the Yale students are doing, [and] support Judge Kavanaugh, we’ve got 300 spots for you,” Falwell said.
SOURCE: Josh Moody
The News & Advance