Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Third Sexual Assault Report Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

“The extraordinary events of the last week demand thorough, fair, and complete investigations of the serious sexual assault reports before any Judiciary Committee or Senate vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate Judiciary Committee has refused to take these reports seriously. Three women – Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick – have come forward, yet to date the Senate Judiciary Committee has only provided Dr. Blasey Ford with the opportunity to testify under restrictive terms and conditions, has declined to call key witnesses, has declined to call for an FBI investigation, and instead is rushing towards a Committee vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for Friday morning. This is a sham and a disgrace. The Senate Judiciary Committee needs to halt this confirmation process until thorough and fair investigations of these reports are completed.”