Florida Congresswoman Leads Effort To Delay Confirmation Vote For Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
By Sunshine State News // September 18, 2018
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House, led by a congresswoman from Florida, are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay confirmation votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
With Kavanaugh being accused of sexual assault, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), rounded up 109 House Democrats to send a letter to the U.S. Senate’s leadership– Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY–and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., on the matter.
“We urge you to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until a thorough investigation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations has taken place,” Frankel and the other House Democrats wrote.
“To hold a vote now would be an insult to women and girls, sending a powerful message that they don’t matter and will not be believed. Let’s instead set an example for our children that sexual violence should be taken seriously and emphatically denounced.
“If the allegations of sexual assault are true, they speak to Brett Kavanaugh’s character and ability to determine right from wrong. Before giving Kavanaugh power to make decisions about women’s lives, their protection under our laws prohibiting sexual violence, and their physical autonomy, Congress has a responsibility to allow the American people to learn the truth,” they added.
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