Kavanaugh ally Ed Whelan placed on leave after slimiest of Kavanaugh defenses goes wrong
Close Brett Kavanaugh friend “Ethics and Public Policy Center” president Ed Whelan was roundly condemned last week for a series of tweets in which he suggested that the attempted rape Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford may instead have been perpetrated by another student at Kavanaugh’s private boys’ school, one that looked similar to him and who also lived in the area. Whelan went so far as to publicly name the other student and publish a floorplan of his childhood home.
In the face of widespread outrage, Whelan deleted the tweets and publicly apologized for accusing an apparently random Kavanaugh classmate of attempted rape. He also offered up his resignation at the “Ethics and Publich Policy Center.” In a statement, the conservative think tank announced that their board has declined that resignation, instead placing him on a temporary “leave of absence.”