Press Statement
Alarming Allegations Against Kavanaugh Should Halt Confirmation Process

“The recent alarming allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault, underscore the dangers of rushing this confirmation process. From the beginning we have said that Judge Kavanaugh’s record on women’s, civil, human, and workers’ rights show that his confirmation would have a devastating impact on women and our most vulnerable communities. The lack of disclosure of his records and the rush to confirm him have made a mockery of the process.

As these new allegations are further investigated, we must protect the confidentiality and privacy rights of the woman who has made the allegations. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, all survivors have the right to tell their own stories on their own terms.

If the Senate moves forward with this nomination it would be a gross insult to every woman who has been bullied, harassed, raped or assaulted. This confirmation process must be halted immediately.”

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