People For the American Way

PFAW Statement on Kavanaugh False Statements During Confirmation Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2018

Contact: Derrick Crowe at People For the American Way

Email: media@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

In response to Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including his misleading statements on emails stolen from Committee Democrats between 2001 and 2003 and his work to confirm William Pryor as a Circuit Court judge, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the following statement:

“The simple truth is that Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Judiciary Committee doesn’t fit the facts. And now that we have access to a limited portion of his record from the White House, we can see that his testimony during his DC Circuit confirmation hearings didn’t either. This is a serious issue under any circumstance, and it’s especially serious given that Kavanaugh is being considered for a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court. The stakes are simply too high for Congress to brush this aside. The integrity of our government is on the line.

“At this point, it’s clear that the Department of Justice needs to formally investigate Kavanaugh’s statements to see whether any laws were broken. And it’s equally clear that this rushed, corrupt process needs to be halted until Senators and the public alike have access to all the appropriate documents not just to evaluate whether Kavanaugh lied to Congress but whether he’s fit for a lifetime seat on the federal courts.

“The Supreme Court is too important to rush the confirmation process forward to meet a political schedule, and the confirmation process is too important to ignore the possibility that a nominee may have lied to the Senate. Enough is enough. This process has got to be halted immediately.”

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.

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