A dean at Catholic University stepped down from his post on Tuesday after several months of being on leave for questioning one of the women who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Will Rainford, the Dean of the National Catholic School of Social Services tweeted about Julie Swetnick’s claims that Kavanaugh participated in drugging and gang-raping women back in his high school days.
— Zoe (@ZoeAnnaBP) September 27, 2018
“I am truly blessed to have had the privilege to serve as dean for the last four years,” Rainford stated in the letter addressed to President Garvey, according to the school. “I am grateful to you for the opportunity. I resign with the knowledge that as a faithful Catholic, I have contributed my time and talent in ways that have benefited the University and the Church.”
Back on Sept. 26, Rainford tweeted and later deleted, “[Julie] Swetnick is 55 y/o. Kavanaugh is 52 y/o. Since when do senior girls hang with freshmen boys? If it happened when Kavanaugh was a senior, Swetnick was an adult drinking with & by her admission, having sex with underage boys. In another universe, he would be victim & she the perp!”
The next day, he apologized in a letter addressed to the NCSSS community, according to Campus Reform.
It read, “On Sept. 26, 2018, I tweeted a message that unfortunately degraded Ms. Julie Swetnick, a woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of abusive behavior when he was a teenager. My tweet suggested that she was not a victim of sexual assault. I offer no excuse. It was impulsive and thoughtless and I apologize.”
What a sad commentary on the current state of American politics when a person cannot share their thoughts and beliefs about an unfolding situation without the possibility of losing their livelihood. This is not the kind of liberty the founding fathers had in mind when they gave up everything, including their lives, to form this great nation.
Especially something as innocuous as the comments made about Swetnick, who, as it turns out, is completely unreliable as a witness.
Hopefully the dean will land on his feet and find a better position elsewhere.
Source: Daily Caller