As I continue to object to the continuation of these outrageous Supreme Court confirmation hearings, I had the opportunity to question Judge Kavanaugh under oath earlier this week. Here’s what happened:
I started by asking him a series of pointed questions about the Mueller investigation and then began pressing him about his opposition to Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose.
I asked him if he could think of “any laws that give government the power to make decisions about the male body?”
Of course, he couldn’t.
I then continued to press him on his record, especially on voting rights and racially-motivated gerrymandering in states like North Carolina. Kavanaugh once again to refused to answer my questions.
So, what we have here is a rushed confirmation process, hundreds of thousands of withheld or missing documents, and a nominee handpicked by right-wing special interest groups who won’t even answer our questions.
This is not a game. This nomination to the Supreme Court is personal to millions of Americans. Judge Kavanaugh may never know their names, but his rulings could change their lives — from women’s rights to health care to our privacy and even the future of our democracy and government.
I wouldn’t be part of these confirmation hearings had Chief Justice Earl Warren not been on the Supreme Court to lead the unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Had someone else been on the court, I may not have had the opportunities that allowed me to become a U.S. Senator.
When we talk about our nation’s highest court, and the men and women who sit on it, we’re talking about the impact that one judge on the Supreme Court can have. It’s a deeply personal one.
That’s why I am taking this so seriously. I will continue to demand a fair hearing and a Supreme Court nominee who will do right by our Constitution and the American people, not the conservative movement that shaped his career or the president who nominated him.
I know you’re standing with me in this fight, and I appreciate everything you’ve done so far. I hope you keep making your voice heard. Make those calls to your senators: (202) 224–3121.
Thanks and take care,