Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified yesterday in one of the most deplorable Senate hearings in American history. Sen. Lindsey Graham had a temper tantrum, Kavanaugh’s indignant behavior was unbecoming of a Supreme Court Justice and the Democrats allowed themselves to be steamrolled. While people are arguing over whom they believe, in an unprecedented move, the American Bar Association is asking for a delay of Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.
In a letter from the American Bar Association, the organization says “because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law” the vote should be delayed.
Signed by Robert Carlson, president of the organization, and addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the statement also read, “The basic principles that underscore the Senate’s constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and facts by the FBI.”
Carlson continued, “Each appointment to our nation’s Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote. Deciding to proceed without conducting additional investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the Senate’s reputation, but it will also negatively affect the great trust necessary for the American people to have in the Supreme Court.”
See the full letter below:
If the American Bar Association thinks that there needs to be a thorough investigation with the FBI, then clearly it needs to happen. Unfortunately, this will more than likely have no affect on Republicans—even though the American Bar Association rarely gets involved in politics and Lindsey Graham said himself yesterday that the ABA is the “gold standard.”