Commitment to Vote No on Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation

 

Senator Diane Feinstein

SF Office: (415) 393-0707
DC Office: (202) 224-3841
LA Office: (310) 914-7300
Fresno Office: (559) 485-7430
San Diego Office: (619) 231-9712

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Senator Kamala Harris

SF Office: (415) 981-9369
DC Office: (202) 224-3553
Sacramento Office: (916) 448-2787
LA Office: (213) 894-5000
San Diego Office: (619) 239-3884

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Call Script

My name is __________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I am a member of Indivisible SF.

I want to thank the Senator for publicly committing to Vote NO on Brett Kavanaugh for appointment to the Supreme Court and for her strong opposition to him throughout the nomination proceedings.

In light of the letter that has been brought forward regarding accusations against Kavanaugh of sexual assault, I further insist that any vote on his nomination be postponed, until the sexual assault allegation has been fully evaluated.

The accusation has credibility and, if true, should disqualify Kavanaugh from sitting on any U.S. Court, let alone the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land.  

Inconsistencies in Kavanaugh’s testimony already call his character into question, and it would be a travesty to confirm him to the Supreme Court without fully evaluating this claim. We already have a sexual predator in the White House and one on the Supreme Court, in Clarence Thomas. We will not tolerate yet another.


Background:
Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, has a record against women's reproductive rights, environmental protection, consumer protection, workers' rights and common sense gun safety. Most troubling of all, Kavanaugh has said that a sitting President should be exempt from criminal prosecution and investigation, including questioning by prosecutors and defense counsel.
 

  • Kavanaugh tried to block a 17-yr-old detainee's constitutional right to abortion. His decision was overturned on appeal.

  • He opposed a ban on semiautomatic rifles in the District of Columbia.

  • He consistently sides with big corporations against workers' rights and workplace safety.

  • He is hostile to environmental protection regulations and has hampered efforts to fight climate change.

  • He opposes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency to prevent mortgage meltdowns like 2007.


Kavanaugh supports an unprecedented level of power and immunity for the President.
 

  • Kavanaugh said that the President does not have to enforce a law if he believes the law is unconstitutional. In our system, only the courts decide if a law is unconstitutional--not the President.

  • He said that a sitting President should be exempt from criminal prosecution and investigation, including questioning by prosecutors or defense counsel. This means a President would not even have to answer questions about possible crimes while he is in office.


For all these reasons, Kavanaugh is unsuitable for an appointment to the Supreme Court and should be rejected. 

—Read the letter Christine Blasey Ford sent accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, CNN (9/17/2018)

—Jeff Flake Suggests Delaying Kavanaugh Vote Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Huffington Post (9/16/2018)

—GOP senator: Hold off on Kavanaugh vote until accuser is heard, Washington Post (9/16/2018)

—Dianne Feinstein: Why I'm voting 'no' on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, Los Angeles Times (9/16/2018)
-- Report on Brett Kavanaugh, Vetting Room 
-- "How Brett Kavanaugh Will Gut Roe v. Wade," Slate 
-- "Where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on key issues," CNN 
-- Letter against nomination by Yale Law School students and alumni, Newsweek 
-- "Brett Kavanaugh’s Journey to Becoming a Supreme Court Nominee," New Yorker
-- Senator Feinstein’s July 9th Press Release on Brett Kavanaugh, Press Release
-- Senator Feinstein to Lead Charge Against Kavanaugh Politico Article 7/14/18
-- Kavanaugh Dismisses 8-0 Supreme Court Ruling on Nixon, Bloomberg 7/21/18
-- Kavanaugh and Foreign cash in U. S. Elections, Article 7/21/18