The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh will begin September 4.
Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is an experienced attorney, judge, Republican political appointee and the author of numerous legal opinions, lectures, transcripts, emails and policies. The record contains everything from his testimony about Bush era torture policies to his various stances on whether a president can be compelled to testify before a special counsel. The American people deserve a thorough examination of Kavanaugh’s extensive body of work before his nomination can be sent to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote.
Yet on July the 18th, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley made clear he has little intention of doing so, saying he intends to only probe "relevant" documents. Both Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kagan generated substantial volumes of documents accumulated in their previous positions, and both nominees had these documents released as part of their confirmation process. In contrast, it appears that Grassley is choosing to push this nominee through in secrecy, attempting to ignore large portions of Kavanaugh’s record. While his motives are unstated, this decision seems to indicate he would rather avoid the emergence of any controversial issue in Kavanaugh's record and have him confirmed well before mid-term election results could reduce the Republican party's ability to force the acceptance of a nominee.
Tell the committee and our senators to demand a transparent and thorough examination of Kavanaugh's record before sending his nomination to the floor of the senate for confirmation.
Three calls to make: The Senate Judiciary Committee and Senators Kennedy and Cassidy
Senate Judiciary Committee: 202-224-5225
SAMPLE SCRIPT: Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I'm a constituent from New Orleans, Louisiana.
I'm calling to demand that the committee commit to a transparent and thorough review of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's extensive body of work before referring his nomination to the full Senate.
Senator Bill Cassidy: DC Office: 202-224-5824; Metairie office: 504-838-0130; Monroe: 318-324-2111; Lake Charles: 337-493-5398; Alexandria: 318-448-7176
Senator John Kennedy: DC office: 202-224-4623; New Orleans: 504-581-6190; Lafayette: (337) 269-5980; Monroe: (318) 361-1489; Alexandria: (318) 445-2892; Baton Rouge: (225) 926-8033; Shreveport: (318) 670-5192
SAMPLE SCRIPT: Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I'm an active constituent from New Orleans, ZIP Code 70118 [or wherever your from]. I'm calling to urge the Senator to call on his colleagues on the Judiciary Committee to commit to a transparent and thorough review of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's extensive body of work before referring his nomination to the full Senate.
This call is adapted from 5Calls.org, which can be viewed here.