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Friday, September 28, 2018

AFSCME Condemns Judiciary Committee Vote, Calls on Senate to Reject Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“Brett Kavanaugh’s record makes it unmistakably clear that he elevates the interests of corporations at the expense of the rights and freedoms of working people. For that reason alone, he does not belong on the United States Supreme Court. Yesterday’s spectacle clearly established that he also lacks the character and temperament for this lifetime appointment.

“The courageous, compelling and credible testimony offered by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford makes it even more urgent that this nomination not go forward until, as Senator Flake has now requested, the FBI investigates sexual assault charges against Judge Kavanaugh.

“But the FBI should not be constrained by arbitrary timetables or limitations in scope. They must be empowered to do their job. These are serious allegations, and this is a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. This moment calls for all due diligence.”

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