NJ 11th For Change Calls On Senators To Reject Kavanaugh


NJ 11th for Change Calls On Senate Judiciary Committee To Reject Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court

Sept. 27, 2018 — Since being nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh has been the subject of repeated and credible allegations of sexual assault. Despite the situation crying out for an unbiased, fact-based FBI investigation,  GOP leadership has plowed through the process, dismissively rejecting that approach -- as well as the women requesting it. Today, in Senate confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh himself repeatedly refused to support an objective inquiry. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, on the other hand, has repeatedly requested one. The contrast speaks volumes.

Dr. Ford’s clear, powerful and courageous testimony today stood in telling contrast to Kavanaugh’s angry and often contemptuous responses to questions.

The serious assertions of sexual assault detailed by Dr. Ford only add to Kavanaugh’s already cloudy record, which has been consistently shielded from effective scrutiny by Republican Senators eager to fast-track the process.  

NJ 11th for Change has been deeply concerned about Kavanaugh’s nomination since its announcement 11 weeks ago, due to his troubling record regarding presidential power, women’s choice, and gun safety, among other matters. It has now become abundantly clear that Kavanaugh’s character is as troubling as his record. Bestowing a lifelong seat on the nation’s most powerful Court to Brett Kavanaugh would fail to align with our values of transparency, accountability and responsiveness. We look forward to the day when women who come forward with credible assertions of abuse are not subjected to more abuse, and we will do our part to elect representatives who will stand up for women and help create that world.

A Supreme Court appointment is a lifelong responsibility, not an entitlement.  We strongly urge Senators to vote NO on confirming this manifestly unsuitable candidate.