Ex-Clinton official leads ‘dark money’ effort to oust Justice Kavanaugh from teaching job. Blowback is fierce.

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A former Clinton official is lending a hand to a student effort to prevent Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from teaching a class at George Mason University.

Brian Fallon, former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign, and his liberal advocacy group, Demand Justice, are behind funding of Facebook ads aimed at getting anyone associated with the university to sign petitions to have Kavanaugh fired from the summer course over misconduct allegations, Fox News reported.

“Brett Kavanaugh’s performance during his testimony in front of the Senate was a disgrace. His blatant partisan attacks and hostile behavior towards senators calls into question his ability to serve as a fair and impartial judge. His conduct undermines the legitimacy of his decisions and the entire Supreme Court,” an ad on Facebook on Friday stated. “We’re calling on Congress to open an investigation into Kavanaugh right now.”

A petition which began circulating last month by a student group called “Mason For Survivors” is demanding the school “terminate AND void ALL contracts and affiliation with Brett Kavanaugh at George Mason University.” The petition by the group claiming to be a “student-led advocacy group in solidarity with survivors,” has garnered nearly 5,000 signatures so far to remove the Justice, who is not even set to teach at the school’s Virginia campus, but in England.

The petition also demands the school release any documents “related to the hiring of Brett Kavanaugh as faculty at George Mason University,” and hold a “Town Hall” to discuss the hiring.here is also a call for some sexual assault survivor resources, “Campus Police Reform” and a “formal apology from administration to survivors.”

Heading up Demand Justice, which doesn’t disclose sources of its funding, Fallon has called on the university to fire Kavanaugh, claiming the sexual misconduct allegations made against him during his contentious nomination process last year were credible. His connection with the cause was enough to make conservative actor James Woods want to “throw up.”

“Brett Kavanaugh has been credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women whose allegations have not been thoroughly investigated,” Fallon said in a news release. “His confirmation to the Supreme Court does not absolve him of guilt, and he should not be given a platform to teach. We stand with survivors and urge the George Mason University administration to fire Kavanaugh.”

The Facebook ads funded by Fallon and his group also urge those targeted to sign a separate petition asking the Democrats in Congress to investigate Kavanaugh, even though the FBI conducted investigations during last year’s nomination process.

The class at the university’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where Kavanaugh is set to be teaching as a distinguished visiting professor in the United Kingdom, reportedly has no seats left as it was in such high demand.

George Mason University fired back at the activists, standing ground on the school’s goal of having students taught by the “most influential legal experts in the nation.”

“I respect the views of people who disagreed with Justice Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation due to questions raised about his sexual conduct in high school. But he was confirmed and is now a sitting Justice,” Angel Cabrera, the university’s president, said last month, according to Fox News.

“The law school has determined that the involvement of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice contributes to making our law program uniquely valuable for our students. And I accept their judgment,” Cabrera added. “This decision, controversial as it may be, in no way affects the university’s ongoing efforts to eradicate sexual violence from our campuses.”

University officials are set to answer questions about Kavanaugh’s hiring at a town hall next Tuesday.

Many weighed in on social media on the blatant disregard of due process and Fallon’s involvement with the triggered students.

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