Pro-Choice Caucus Leaders Call for Halt to Kavanaugh Confirmation Process, Seek Full and Fair Investigation
Washington, DC – Leaders of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus today called for a halt to the Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and sought a full and fair investigation. Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), together with Task Force leaders Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), issued the following statement:
“Over the last two weeks, a number of allegations of sexual impropriety have been made against Judge Kavanaugh. Senate Republicans and the Trump Administration have ignored these serious accusations and are attempting to ‘plow through’ with their nominee. Some in charge of the process – such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – even seemed to assure their supporters that Kavanaugh’s confirmation is a done deal.
“These accusations deserve a full and fair investigation and a thorough hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We continue to call on our colleagues in the Senate to halt this process and stop the vote. All survivors have the right to tell their own stories in their own way, on their own time, and they deserve to be heard.
“Whoever fills the vacant Supreme Court seat will make decisions that directly affect the ability of women to make decisions about their health care, their families and their future. No one who displays an inability to respect women should be given a pass.”