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Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2018

Democracy for America’s Karli Wallace Thompson attacks Senate moving Kavanaugh forward as ‘disgusting’ ‘end of Supreme Court’

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, moving him to a full Senate vote on an 11-10 party-line vote.

Minutes later, Democracy for America’s Karli Wallace Thompson, the lead of DFA’s #StopKavanaugh campaign, on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote issued a statement.

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“Senate Republicans’ decision to railroad Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination through the Judiciary Committee after yesterday’s fearless and compelling testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is disgusting, and may very well mark the beginning of the end of for the respect the majority of Americans once had for the Supreme Court.

“During his unhinged, conspiracy-laden partisan rantings during yesterday’s hearings, Brett Kavanaugh not only displayed a temperament that is manifestly unfit for our nation’s highest court, but the kind of anger, vitriol, and casual disregard for others that you’d expect to see from a perpetrator of sexual assault.

“The full Senate still has a chance to stop a credibly accused sexual assault perpetrator from securing a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court and. We urge members of the U.S. Senate to do the right thing and listen to the majority of Americans who don’t want to see Brett Kavanaugh on the court.  The very least Republicans could do is to follow through on Sen. Jeff Flake’s and delay any floor vote on Kavanaugh until a full FBI investigation is conducted and its results are released to the public.

“A vote for the confirmation of Kavanaugh is a vote against survivors of sexual violence, a vote for the continued devolution of our country’s political institutions, and a vote that we will work to ensure is written into the political epitaph of any Senator cruel and grossly partisan enough to cast it.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, told reporters Friday afternoon as she walked into the Capitol that she supports Flake in his call for an FBI probe that would delay the confirmation process for one week.

“I think it’s important that we do our due diligence and this is yet another step in that due diligence,” she said.

Earlier Friday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., made another motion that the committee subpoena Mark Judge, who Christine Blasey Ford had identified as a witness to Kavanaugh’s alleged assault. The motion was defeated on an 11-to-10 party-line vote.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, then immediately called for a 1:30 p.m. ET vote, allowing no debate, Democrats were visibly frustrated, angry and upset. When Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., were called to vote, they sat in their chairs in silence.

“They’re not answering because this is so unfair,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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