At Secretive Retreat, Evangelicals Celebrate Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation - 2018-10-07
After a tumultuous few weeks in which Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault, the group had remained cautious until the final moments, several participants told The Intercept. Following the Senate's procedural vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday, the CNP attendees gathered that evening during dinner to pray that victory was near.
The Council for National Policy, which operates covertly and brings together faith-based conservatives to discuss political strategy, was holding a planning meeting in a second-floor ballroom at the Westin hotel in Charlotte when the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court pick by a 50-48 vote.
As the Senate prepared to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, evangelical Christian leaders were gathered at a secretive retreat in North Carolina to plan the conservative movement's path forward.