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Facebook executive’s Kavanaugh support triggers backlash for Zuckerberg | Fox News

Hundreds of Facebook employees have criticized a top executive after he attended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing last week in a show of support for the federal judge, The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.

Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of global public policy, is a longtime friend of Kavanaugh, whose nomination has been threatened by sexual misconduct allegations dating from his time in high school and college in the early 1980s. Kaplan attended the dramatic Sept. 27 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which lawmakers heard testimony from Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford.

The Journal reported that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about Kaplan’s attendance at a weekly Q-and-A session with employees last Friday. Zuckerberg said that he wouldn’t have made the same decision as Kaplan, but that the executive had not violated any company policies.

Source: Facebook executive’s Kavanaugh support triggers backlash for Zuckerberg | Fox News