Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Press Release

Republicans Want To Put Dr. Blasey Ford on Trial; Not Find Out The Truth About Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON -

After Senator Susan Collins announced she will ask the Senate Judiciary Committee to equally question Kavanaugh and Dr. Blasey Ford, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement:

“Senate Republicans, led by Senator Collins, are responding to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s serious, credible, and totally disqualifying allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh by putting her, not him, on trial. Republican senators seem far more interested in putting Dr. Blasey Ford on trial than finding out the truth about Brett Kavanaugh. It is shameful, but not shocking. We’ve seen this before and it is now crystal clear that Republican senators haven’t learned anything from history. We must not conflate this to a court of law where Kavanaugh will be found innocent or guilty, it is about whether he is fit to serve on the nation’s highest court. The burden of proof at Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault hearing is on him to answer for these credible allegations. The goal of these next Senate hearings is to determine whether Kavanaugh can be trusted to make decisions about our most fundamental freedoms—and the verdict is already an overwhelming no.”

###

NARAL Pro-Choice America fights for reproductive freedom for every body. Each day, we organize and mobilize to protect that freedom by fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, aid parental leave, and protections from pregnancy discrimination.

Fulton County Subpoenas of Trump Allies Offer Hope 'That Justice Will Ultimately Be Served'

"The coordinated attempts by former President Donald Trump and his associates to discount and ignore the will of Georgian voters during the 2020 election cannot be swept under the rug," said one activist.

Jessica Corbett ·


Russian Official Makes Nuclear Threat Over US Support for Ukraine War Crimes Probe

Another official responded to Western sanctions by suggesting that Russia could reclaim Alaska.

Brett Wilkins ·


Biden Denounced for Imposing New Sanctions as Iran Nuclear Talks Falter

One Middle East expert accused the U.S. administration of "continuing and embracing Trump's max pressure policy, while expecting a different result."

Brett Wilkins ·


Under 'Draconian Abortion Ban,' Woman in El Salvador Sentenced to 50 Years for Pregnancy Loss

Laws like El Salvador's are "now being replicated in states across the U.S.," noted one observer.

Julia Conley ·


Warren, Sanders, and Others Blast Biden's 'Failure' on Federal Cannabis Policy

While commending Biden's pardons and commutations, six senators wrote that "much more has to be done to address the racist and harmful legacy of cannabis policies on Black and Brown communities."

Jessica Corbett ·

Common Dreams Logo