Truman Project Statement Opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination for Supreme Court

Following the conclusion of the nomination hearings for President Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Truman Project Executive Director Bishop Garrison issued the following statement:

“The failure to release tens of thousands of documents pertaining to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until hours before his hearing began--and have only a fraction of the relevant records made available at all--was perfectly in keeping with the way this White House, and its allies on Capitol Hill, have shown disdain for fair, bipartisan processes with respect to the Supreme Court. It is especially hypocritical considering the months-long refusal of Senate Republicans to even meet with Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama in March of 2016. Moreover, the past few days of this hearing have shown that Judge Kavanaugh has no interest in answering for his hyperpartisan past or presenting an honest accounting of his views on topics that will affect millions of Americans.”

“The frantic rush and lack of transparency with which Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination has been handled is uniquely dangerous in this political moment, as are his established views on executive power and privilege. On the basis of these concerns, Truman Project opposes his nomination to the Supreme Court. More broadly, we also call for a halt to the implementation of the president’s legislative and judicial agendas until such time as he is cleared of wrongdoing in the multiple ongoing investigations.”