September 6, 2018
Your Action Call your Senators at (202)224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Background Everyone knew Brett 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. The reversal of these settled cases would have profound implications on Americans’ well-being. And Kavanaugh’s views on whether the president is essentially above the law could have additional profound implications for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. There are many Republican Senators who would welcome adverse rulings on some of these policy items. However, no Democratic Senator supports reversing these Supreme Court rulings and some Republican Senators also favor upholding existing precedents on one or more of these issues. In an effort to disguise Kavanaugh’s record and muddy the waters on whether he would respect these existing precedents, Trump and the GOP leadership has withheld an unprecedented number of Kavanaugh’s records. Of the those records shown to the committee, some were designated as “committee confidential,” meaning Democratic Senators who release them or reference them in questions risk being stripped of their Senate seat. Democrats have forced the release of at least some of these documents – literally risking their Senate seats to do so. It is easy to see why GOP leadership attempted to hide many of these documents as they make it clear that Kavanaugh has misrepresented his positions in meetings with Senators and in the hearings this week. The document release also makes it clear there are controversial matters from his Bush years that Kavanaugh has denied being involved with, under oath, when he was in fact involved; and it appears he committed perjury in some of these instances. Script This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I urge [Sen.____] to vote No on Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court. His testimony and documents show several instances that appear to be perjury, which lead to serious concerns of corruption. They also show he has not been straightforward about:
whether a president can be investigated or subpoenaed;
Roe v. Wade;
whether the ACA pre-existing conditions requirement is Constitutional; and
whether affirmative action is Constitutional.