Demand Justice Statement on Postponed Vote for Controversial Judicial Nominee Steven Menashi

10.31.19

#StopMenashi Campaign Gains Momentum as Ukraine Inquiry Focuses in on What White House Lawyers Knew When

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Chief Counsel Christopher Kang released the following statement Thursday after Republicans were forced to postpone today’s scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination of Steven Menashi, a White House attorney who may have been involved in the coverup of the call between President Trump and the president of Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry, to fill Thurgood Marshall’s seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals:

“Menashi’s confirmation is on the ropes as Republicans feel the pressure from Americans outraged by the fact that not only is he unqualified to be a federal judge, but also he could be involved in the Ukraine scandal coverup. New information about White House lawyers inappropriately directing that the Ukraine call transcript be moved to a classified server underscores the need for Menashi to stop stonewalling about his potential role, and Republicans must think twice about how far they’ll go to protect Donald Trump and corrupt our courts.”

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