Statement from Susan Wild on the Importance of Conducting a Thorough FBI Investigation Before Any Further Action on Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination

09/28/2018

Bethlehem, Pa. (Sept 28. 2018) — Republicans in the Senate have agreed to allow for a one week delay on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to allow for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations brought by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Susan Wild released the following statement in response to today’s events:

“Watching the vulnerable and grueling testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford yesterday was extremely difficult, I know not only for myself but for women across this country. We must believe the testimony of women who have experienced sexual assault, we must stand up and declare that such behavior is intolerable.

Republicans in the Senate seemed determined to rush through a lifetime appointment to the highest court, with no regard for the extraordinary testimony of Dr. Ford and with too many questions still left unanswered. This is not how business in Washington should be conducted—it isn’t worthy of the institution of the Senate, and it does not meet the high standard of decency and deliberation demanded by the American people. I am glad to see that there now appears to be bipartisan support for conducting an FBI investigation into these allegations, and I implore Senators on both sides of the aisle to support this investigation and ensure proper time is allowed for it to be completed before taking any further action on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.”

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