Supremely awkward

This candid 45-second clip of Brett Kavanaugh’s wife speaks volumes

A video offering a master class in tense body language has quietly gone viral this week.

In the clip, recorded at the White House ceremony to honor newly-sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Brett’s wife, Ashley, appears more than a little uncomfortable.

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Perhaps it’s because she’s standing mere inches away from admitted sexual assaulter Donald Trump. Or maybe it’s the way her husband, an accused sexual assaulter, physically moves her out of the way to clear his path.

“Occasionally, as if she has given herself a mental push to ‘perform’ for the occasion, she tries to smile broadly but this merely exaggerates the tension,” described one body language expert.

Watch below:

Yoooooooooo…. this shit ain't right… look at the wife… she looks scared to death…. shit crazy… the forced smile… the hard taps on the back… her body language is telling the real story…

Posted by Jamal Hug Pope on Monday, October 8, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh became the 114th Justice of the United States Supreme Court on Saturday following a polarizing nomination process. He was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified under oath that the judge pinned her down at a high school party and tried to forcibly remove her clothing. He denied the allegations in his own angry and emotional testimony, during which he almost certainly lied repeatedly under oath.