#HimToo was trending on Twitter Tuesday following Saturday’s confirmation of Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. The hashtag garnered over 100,000 tweets was apparently fueled by a controversial tweet from pro-Trump pundit Candace Owens, who serves as communications director of the conservative student group Turning Point USA (TPUSA).
The text message attached to Owen's tweet, purportedly from TPUSA’s Director of Israel Outreach and Engagement Sophia Witt, appeared to mock women who come forward with allegations of sexual assault. And, men who believe them.
The text of Owens’ tweet Friday said, “This might be the most ingenious thing I’ve heard all day. @TPUSA really does have the best employees. #ConfirmKavanaughNow #HimToo,” with a screenshot of a group text with Witt and another TPUSA employee (according to Owens’ own tweet).
The text from Witt read, “Okay. I know this is wrong to do. But. I want to go to these Kavanaugh protests with men saying women should always be believed with a sign saying ‘he sexually assaulted me——>.’”
Owens then said, “LMAOOOOOOO!!!! Omg… Greatest idea ever. Not even kidding.”
According to Witt's LinkedIn profile she was an advocate at the women’s center at Kent State University and the Israel on campus coordinator for Hillel at Kent State before joining TPUSA.
Owens previously called Kavanaugh's accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford a “LIAR” on Twitter and suggested she go to prison for what Owens said was faking sexual assault. In another recent tweet, Owens apologized to sexual assault and rape victims on behalf of “the left” who she said are “mentally sick people who have just placed an awful burden on the integrity of [victims’] experiences.”
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