Senate Judiciary Committee Must Halt Vote on Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s decision to move forward with a committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination:
“Chairman Grassley’s decision to urgently push forward with a committee vote less than 15 hours after testimony about sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh shows that Republicans are not taking sexual assault survivors seriously. Republicans continue to make perfectly clear that no matter what credible information is presented to them, they have no interest in taking it into consideration. If they are to have any credibility going forward, Republicans must demand an impartial FBI background investigation into these allegations and it must happen immediately.”
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.