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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Sierra Club Statement On Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony


Today, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and one of the survivors who have accused him of sexual assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on whether Kavanaugh deserves a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“Today is a sad day for America, but we are grateful for the bravery displayed by Dr. Blasey Ford. Senate Judiciary Republicans’ decision to put a survivor of sexual assault on trial rather than reject Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is nothing short of disgraceful. If Senate Republicans intended to actually listen to Dr. Blasey Ford and take her allegations seriously, they would not have scheduled a vote prior to the start of the hearing. Today’s shameful events and the behavior of those Republicans putting Dr. Blasey Ford on trial will never be forgotten. Brett Kavanaugh should be facing a federal investigation, not a Senate Judiciary Committee considering confirming him for a seat on the Supreme Court.”


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