Posted on September 27, 2018 Issues: Judges & Courts Supreme Court

The following statement is by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“In 1991, we watched as Anita Hill braved hearings designed to undermine and discredit her. Today, 27 years later, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee made every effort to replicate that disgrace. We have been forced to watch once again as a woman recounts her trauma for public consumption – as the majority of the Committee rallied around Brett Kavanaugh.

“Brett Kavanaugh’s record, his past actions, and now his testimony and demeanor have proven that he is unfit to sit on the highest court in the country. We have asked for the same thing that the entire Senate Judiciary Committee has asked for: fairness and impartiality. That is impossible to achieve through this sham process. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s job is to advise and consent, not to investigate. And now, the entire country is looking on as they decide whether these confirmation hearings, like Justice Thomas’, will fall on the wrong side of history.

“Women are watching–and we are ready to fight.”

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For immediate release:  September 27, 2018
Contact: Olympia Feil (ofeil@nwlc.org)

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