People For the American Way

PFAW Statement on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Call for FBI Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2018

Contact: Derrick Crowe at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

In response to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior before she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, People For the American Way Vice President for Communications and Research Drew Courtney issued the following statement.

“We absolutely stand behind Dr. Blasey Ford and her entirely reasonable request that there be a thorough and fair investigation before she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Blasey Ford is asking for the bare minimum of decency and respect that we owe all survivors. Senator Grassley’s refusal to set a fair bipartisan process shows his complete and utter disregard not just for Dr. Blasey Ford, but for the Supreme Court. No one has a right to a lifetime seat on our nation’s highest court, and senators have a responsibility to ensure that nominees meet the very highest standards. It’s profoundly disturbing to see Republicans working so hard to shirk that responsibility.”

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