September 19, 2018

Senate Must Allow Independent Law Enforcement Investigation of Professor Blasey Ford’s Accusations Against SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh


Washington, D.C. — Statement of ACS President Caroline Fredrickson:

“Professor Blasey Ford has made a serious accusation against Brett Kavanaugh and she deserves to have her assertions investigated in a timely and impartial manner by unbiased, trained law enforcement personnel. It would be the height of irresponsibility for the Senate to proceed with hearings on these accusations without allowing law enforcement agencies to first do their job and provide Senators with a professional accounting of the incident Professor Blasey Ford describes.

“Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has already been marred by a rushed calendar and a refusal to allow complete access to his records. The fact that President Trump and a handful of Senators seem unwilling to let law enforcement look into Professor Blasey Ford’s allegations should further concern to anyone who claims to hold the rule of law in high regard.”