When press and camera crews from a number of outlets gathered outside her door — as a sexual assault allegation left the Supreme Court nomination of her husband, Brett Kavanaugh, hanging in the balance — Ashley Estes Kavanaugh delivered cupcakes.
According to at least one reporter, CBS’ Kathryn Watson, Kavanaugh offered up cupcakes from Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery in Georgetown.
Per our CBS News cameraman at Kavanaugh’s house, his wife handed out cupcakes from Sprinkles to any of the photogs and producers who wanted them.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) September 18, 2018
Watson’s tweet spurred several reactions. First, people asked, “why are you at his house?” and criticized the media for camping out at his house.
Why are you at his house?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 18, 2018
Second, the critics began to attack. A number referenced Christine Blasey Ford — who came forward to accuse Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were both in high school 35 years ago — claiming that Ford was being forced into hiding after receiving a number of threats.
NEW: Christine Blasey Ford is getting death threats. “From what I’ve heard, you have 6 months to live, you disgusting slime,” one message said. But supportive messages also coming in. W/@npfandos https://t.co/ehx2h8U4Kf
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) September 18, 2018
And they contrasted those threats with Ashley Kavanaugh handing out cupcakes.
Kavanaugh’s wife gets to bring cupcakes out to the press outside of their house.
His accuser has to go into hiding.
Great society we’ve got going here.
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) September 18, 2018
Others simply saw the move as classy, saying, “only a Southerner would think ‘Oh, you hate my family? Here, have a cupcake.'”
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