September 17, 2018

“Serious Allegations” Warrant a “Pause” in Kavanaugh Confirmation Process, ACS says

Judge Brett Kavanaugh


September 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. — Over the weekend, serious allegations of sexual abuse were leveled at Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The American Constitution Society, which has been calling for a pause in the confirmation process for some time, released the following statement from ACS President Caroline Fredrickson.

“There were already numerous reasons to press pause on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Now President Trump’s nominee faces serious allegations of sexual abuse. The only responsible path forward is for the Senate to stop the headlong rush to confirm Kavanaugh so these allegations can be thoroughly examined. This is a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court; it is in the best interest of our country to ensure only nominees of the highest character are entrusted with a seat on that bench.”


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