Washington, D.C. — Today, Senate Republicans announced that they will rush forward with confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court this September despite an announcement from the National Archives that it will be unable to furnish a limited supply of Judge Kavanaugh’s records until the end of October. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response to these developments:
This isn’t complicated. There is no legitimate reason that Brett Kavanaugh’s record shouldn’t be completely produced and vetted, just like every other nominee in recent history. In fact, as everybody knows, the only reason this is even being discussed is because Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump are terrified of what will happen if Americans are given a voice in the process through the November elections. The entire nomination and vetting process appears designed to rig the rules of justice in an obvious attempt by President Trump to ensure that there are no checks and balances on him or his administration.
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