Confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court will begin on September 4, even though the documents relating to his work for the Bush II administration won’t be released by then, if ever. The battle over access to Kavanaugh’s complete record is no mere procedural scuffle. These documents “are critical to understanding his knowledge of and involvement with torture, warrantless wiretapping and the use of (presidential) signing statements, …” said Sen. Feinstein. They could also reveal whether Kavanaugh lied in 2006 when he testified he played no role in Bush’s terrorism detainee policies.
Republicans are racing to confirm Kavanaugh by October 1 without this critical information, stonewalling Democrats’ demands for the documents:
- The National Archives can’t produce the documents for months and won’t provide documents without Senator Grassley’s request
- Documents are being cherry-picked by Kavanaugh’s former deputy, a clear conflict of interest
- Democrats have had to request documents through the Freedom of Information Act
Americans demand to know the whole truth about Kavanaugh. Democrats should not participate in Republicans’ deeply compromised process to confirm this extreme nominee to a lifetime appointment. They should boycott the hearings and the vote unless the documents are produced.
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