Demand Justice, MoveOn, And NARAL Pro-Choice America Call On Democratic Senators To Unilaterally Release Kavanaugh Documents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2018
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DEMAND JUSTICE, MOVEON, AND NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA CALL ON DEMOCRATIC SENATORS TO UNILATERALLY RELEASE KAVANAUGH DOCUMENTS
Sen. Leahy’s Questioning of Kavanaugh Makes Clear Documents Deemed “Committee Confidential” Must Be Released Immediately – If Grassley Won’t, Democrats Must
WASHINGTON, DC–Demand Justice, MoveOn, and NARAL Pro-Choice America jointly called on Senate Democrats Wednesday to unilaterally release records that are currently in their possession and could prove Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath.
Based on Sen. Patrick Leahy’s questioning of Kavanaugh, it’s clear that documents Chairman Chuck Grassley has unilaterally declared “Committee Confidential” include emails that are highly relevant and controversial––and may show the extent of Judge Kavanaugh’s knowledge and use of stolen information while working at the White House, directly contradicting his testimony in 2004 and 2006.
Chairman Grassley must not shield Judge Kavanaugh from evidence that Kavanaugh perjured himself in previous confirmation hearings. Democratic senators cannot perpetuate this secretive sham. They know that nothing in the Senate Standing Rules or Judiciary Committee Rules grants Grassley sole authority to designate documents “Committee Confidential” or prohibit their public release.
If there are relevant records on this issue––or any other issue that requires public release–– they must immediately read them into the Senate record.
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