September 17, 2018
Your Action Call your Senators and tell them to insist a vote on the Kavanaugh nomination by the Senate Judiciary Committee be postponed until the sexual assault allegation can be fully evaluated. Background Everyone knew Brent Kavanaugh was an extremely conservative judge when he was nominated, raising serious questions about the future of Roe v. Wade, the pre-existing coverage provision of the ACA, affirmative action and the ability of a prosecutor to force a president to comply with a subpoena. Most Republicans have appeared willing to ignore these issues and rush through an approval of Kavanaugh, without receiving most of his records, and despite apparent inconsistencies in his testimony with the documents the committee has received. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has scheduled a vote for Thursday. However, a new and very troubling issue has arisen. A woman has come forward with a highly credible claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the claim. However, the woman’s claim is bolstered by the records of a therapist with whom she discussed the lingering trauma years ago and by a polygraph she took last week. Many Democrats and at least two Republican Senators, Senator Jeff Flake (R-CO), who is on the Judiciary Committee, and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) have called for the committee vote to be delayed so that the claims of the accuser can be evaluated. Script This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I urge [Sen.____] to insist any vote on the Kavanaugh nomination be postponed until the sexual assault allegation can be fully evaluated. The accusation has credibility and, if true, should disqualify Kavanaugh from sitting on the Supreme Court. Inconsistencies in Kavanaugh’s testimony already call his character into question, and it would be a travesty to confirm him to the Supreme Court without fully evaluating this credible claim of sexual assault.