To Whom It May Concern – In response to today’s 50 – 48 vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
“Today’s vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh is a vote against women and sexual assault survivors. It’s a vote that tells young girls across the country that their voices will not and should not be heard.
“The FBI investigation that took place this week was nothing more than a Trump-controlled sham designed as political cover for Republicans paying lip service to victims of sexual violence. There was no due process. There was no justice.
“History will undoubtedly remember this confirmation as a blight on Washington. Throughout his hearings, Judge Kavanaugh demonstrated a lack of candor and temperament befitting of the Supreme Court. His testimony was partisan, conspiratorial, and dishonest.
“President Trump selected Kavanaugh solely due to his radical belief that the president has near-monarchial power and stands above the law. The Federalist Society and Republicans selected him to tip the balance of the Supreme Court against women’s rights, civil rights, justice, and progress. I’ve heard the cries of my constituents. I’ve heard the stories of survivors who’ve traveled across the country to protest. I know that despite today’s loss, our fight is far from over.
“We will not allow our country to regress. We will not be forced into silence and submission. We have seen the soul of the GOP, and we are demanding change. United, our energy will bring justice and integrity back to Washington.”