Hundreds of Christian conservative women are expected to rally in Washington on Thursday to support Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate.
Concerned Women for America, a Christian organisation, are putting on buses to bring women from around the country to support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Among them are expected to be dozens of female students from evangelical Christian college Liberty University, who are being bussed in from Virginia.
Conservative women will gather on Capitol Hill on Thursday in support of Brett Kavanaugh as he goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Kavanaugh will testify in this room alongside Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, in the hopes of being confirmed to the Supreme Court
Students say that while the allegations against Kavanaugh are serious, they want him to be granted the presumption of innocence.
Victoria Belk, president of the Liberty chapter of Concerned Women, told USA Today: ‘This could be our brother, our dad, our boyfriend and we strongly believe in our justice system and you’re innocent until proven guilty.’
Overall the ‘I Stand With Brett’ rally is expected to attract hundreds of marchers, organizer Penny Nance said.
It will take place alongside counter-rallies in support of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her.
Students from Yale university have already begun holding rallies denouncing Kavanaugh at their campus in Connecticut.
A dozen students were pictured crossing campus holding signs reading ‘Kava-nah’ and ‘Kava-nope’.
Ford was the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but since then four more women have come forward to accuse him.
Among those rallying to support Kavanaugh will be students from evangelical Christian college Liberty University who are being bussed in from Washington
The rallies in support of Kavanaugh will take place alongside counter-rallies in support of Ford, as students have already begun marching on Yale campus
Students march against Brett Kavanaugh at Yale University on Wednesday, ahead of his hearing before the Senate on Thursday
Deborah Ramirez claims he exposed himself to her at a frat party in the 1980s, while Julie Swetnick has accused Kavanaugh of being present at a party where she was drugged and raped by a ‘train’ of men.
Swetnick further claims that Kavanaugh and his friends would spike drinks with alcohol or drugs to ’cause girls to lose inhibitions and their ability to say “No”.’
Two further anonymous accusers say Kavanaugh ‘aggressively and sexually’ pushed a woman again a wall in 1998 and tried to assault a woman on a boat in 1985.
The man who made the last allegation has already withdrawn his claim. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations against him.
A vote on Kavanaugh is scheduled for Friday, though Republicans have been unable to guarantee they have the numbers to get him on to the Supreme Court.
There are fears that two female GOP senators may not vote for him and Arizona’s Jeff Flake may also vote him down.
Everything now rests on his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee today, and whether he can win over his doubters.
Ford (left) has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party in the 1980s, while Deborah Ramirez (right) says he exposed himself to her at a party around the same time
Students at the University of Utah rally in support of Ford and against Kavanaugh