Statement by NOW President Toni Van Pelt:
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to send Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor, just hours after Kavanaugh’s appalling testimony. His lies, political attacks and aggressive, bullying behavior underlined just how unfit he is to serve on any judicial bench.
At the last minute, Senator Jeff Flake has joined the call for an FBI investigation of the charges against Brett Kavanaugh, and to delay a floor vote for a week while this takes place. But this won’t happen unless Donald Trump agrees.
NOW calls on Mitch McConnell to endorse Senator Flake’s initiative and to ask the White House to begin an FBI investigation.
Brett Kavanaugh’s lack of judicial temperament was on display for all to see during yesterday’s hearing. But what we didn’t see, or hear, were the facts behind the charges made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick.
We need to hear from Mark Judge and other witnesses with essential knowledge that the Senate has so far ignored. We need the truth. We need the facts. Only the FBI can provide them.
Enough is enough.
Brittany T. Oliver, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-628-8669