Catholic U. takes strong action after dean’s tweets about Kavanaugh

The university has suspended William Rainford, who—using his school-linked Twitter feed—criticized Julie Swetnick, an accuser of the Supreme Court nominee.

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Most organizations are giving a wide berth to the media frenzy surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

However, employees on social media can still cause problems for your organization—and often you can’t control what someone might tweet in a careless moment.

That was the case for Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where one of the school’s deans has drawn backlash for a tweet from his university Twitter handle regarding the Supreme Court nominee and one of several women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

NPR reported:

William Rainford, dean of the university’s National Catholic School of Social Service, posted the tweet on his official university account last week, one day before Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh made back-to-back appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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