HRC: Brett Kavanaugh Must Withdraw

HRC issued the following statement calling on the White House to withdraw Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. On the eve of a hearing to consider testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh regarding her claim that he attempted to rape her during a house party in 1983, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) stands with Dr. Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, and all other survivors of sexual assault.

“Dr. Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick have come forward with credible allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh. Instead of treating them with dignity and respect, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have thus far refused to investigate their claims or halt the proceedings to gather more information, and have instead fast-tracked his confirmation. This is unacceptable,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Since the Senate Republican leadership have refused to investigate, the Trump-Pence Administration must withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination immediately. The price of admission to our nation’s highest court must be a fair, deliberate, thorough and transparent confirmation process. Instead, in their rush to hijack the Supreme Court, Senator Grassley, Senator McConnell and this White House are compounding the harms endured by these women and thousands of other survivors while undermining our democracy in the process.”

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