The opinion page of The New York Times was blasted on Saturday for a shocking tweet about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun,” the paper’s opinion page posted on Twitter.
During his confirmation, Kavanaugh was accused by a fellow Yale student of having “thrust his penis” into her face. She claimed he “caused her to touch it without her consent.”
The tweet was deleted, but not before people took screengrabs to preserve the message.
The publication said the tweet was deleted because it was “poorly phrased.”
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) September 15, 2019
I'm kind of surprised they took this down, but don't worry, I kept it for your disgust pic.twitter.com/Tsk6H4Gdeq
— Evan Sutton (@3vanSutton) September 14, 2019
The New York Times just deleted this tweet that stated:
"Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun." pic.twitter.com/eIqM06fUi6
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 14, 2019
This tweet rationalizing a new accusation of sexual assault against a SCOTUS justice (one that Trump’s FBI failed to publicly uncover before Kavanaugh was confirmed to a lifetime seat on the court) has been deleted. pic.twitter.com/2KAnWmg3Ec
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 14, 2019