American Conservative Union chairman slammed for 'straight-up appeal to bigotry' after Kavanaugh hearing tweet

Matt Schlapp.
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Never tweet, the wisdom goes — but it's too late for Matt Schlapp.

During the Brett Kavanaugh Senate hearings Thursday, Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, retweeted a picture of Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), writing, "Look at this photo conservative voters in WV, ND, IN, FL, MO, MT, MI, TN, AZ, NV." The picture was taken as Democratic senators questioned Kavanaugh on allegations that he groped and tried to rape Christine Blasey Ford when he was in high school. Ford testified Thursday that she was "100 percent" sure Kavanaugh perpetrated the assault, while Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegations.

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