We already knew Kavanaugh would undermine/abolish access to health care, women’s control over their bodies, voting/labor/immigrant/disability/LGBTQ rights, equal opportunity/affirmative action, environmental protections, gun laws, church-state separation, and judiciary’s ability to control reckless president. Four-day confirmation hearing revealed other reasons to stop proceedings:
- Roe’s status as settled law meaningless, and birth control is “abortion-inducing drug”
- Accused of racism and sexism by former colleagues
- Misleading senators not new; lied under oath in two previous confirmation hearings about involvement in: Bush’s torture policy, warrantless wiretapping program, accessing/using documents stolen from Democratic staff, and nomination of two right-wing judges
- Unsympathetic to rights of indigenous peoples
- Net neutrality illegal and unconstitutional
- Ignored grieving father of Parkland shooting victim
- Wouldn’t answer questions on women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, presidential power, voting rights
- Wouldn’t say if was blame on both sides for Charlottesville’s neo-Nazi rally or if okay to attack judge based on race/heritage
- Wouldn’t commit to uphold ACA’s requirement to cover pre-existing conditions
- Refused to recuse himself
And, Dems today asked FBI to investigate letter’s allegations about Kavanaugh.
Our Senators must demand (1) given Kavanaugh’s propensity to lie, Senate needs complete documentation to determine if other dissembling, and (2) confirmation can’t proceed unless Mueller clears Trump.
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: “My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to thank Senator [*] for his continued opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, who was nominated by a president “with no clear relation to the truth,” has a propensity to lie under oath, and the Senate cannot know its extent until all documentation is released. Only then will we be able to discern the extent to which he would roll back our rights and the protections that safeguard our well-being. Please do everything you can to ensure that there is no Senate vote until all the records are released and the Mueller investigation has cleared Trump. Thank you.”
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