Jennifer Rubin Spreads Fake News About GOP’s Kavanaugh Hearing Prosecutor

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin falsely claimed on Tuesday that the prosecutor Republicans chose to head up the Kavanaugh hearings previously worked with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The GOP chose Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during Thursday’s hearing about Ford’s sexual assault allegations.

Rubin quickly tweeted that Mitchell is “someone from Sheriff Joe’s operation,” presumably referring to the fact that both served in Maricopa County, AZ during the same time period.

“Only this crowd of clueless old white guys would pick someone from Sheriff Joe’s operation,” Rubin wrote. “I was saying no self-respecting lawyer would take the job of giving cover to GOP cowards. I was right.”

However, Mitchell was employed in the Maricopa County Attorney’s office, while Arpaio worked in the Sheriff’s Department — two different agencies.

Twitter users quickly pointed out Rubin’s error and urged her to delete her incorrect tweet.

Even Republican Senator Orrin Hatch took time to correct Rubin, tweeting, “2,900 tweets and counting for a tweet maligning someone with patently false information.”

As of publishing of this article, Rubin had over 7,000 retweets and 26,000 likes on her tweet.

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