With all the news centering on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school, one person has been forgotten, and now she’s getting death threats. That person is Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, Judge Kavanaugh’s wife.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday that the U.S. Marshals Service is investigating emails sent to Mrs, Kavanaugh’s work email account. The official said one note read, “May you, your husband and your kids burn in hell.” The other note, whose subject line reads, “Hi, Ashley,” said she should tell Judge Kavanaugh to “put a bullet in his … skull.”
Both notes came from the same email address.
The Journal wrote that one person close to the confirmation process said Mrs. Kavanaugh is “devastated” to see her husband “being attacked this way.” Others who are friends of the Kavanaughs said Mrs. Kavanaugh wants him to fight through the attacks until he wins confirmation.
The Kavanaughs had their first date on September 10, 2001, the day before the 9/11 attacks. They were at the White House the next day and had to be evacuated. Mrs. Kavanaugh served as the personal secretary to President George W. Bush from the start of his presidency through 2004; prior to that she served as Bush’s assistant when he served as Governor of Texas and his 2000 presidential campaign.
The Kavanaughs have two daughters, Margaret and Liza.