With New Allegations of Sexual Assault and No FBI Investigation in Sight, Kavanaugh Must Withdraw

Courts 09.23,18

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on new allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh:

“It is appalling that some Senate Republicans learned of this new credible sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh last week, and instead of calling for the FBI to investigate them, they accelerated their efforts to ‘plow through’ these women and force a vote. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and now Ms. Deborah Ramirez, are both rightly calling for the FBI to conduct a fair and nonpartisan investigation. Since Republicans will not allow this investigation to occur, Kavanaugh must withdraw.”

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.