Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I. VT) re-election campaign:
If Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump get their way, the U.S. Senate will vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the Supreme Court before the end of the month.
In my view, that would be a grave mistake for our democracy and for the rule of law.
Here is why:
Today in America, we have a president of the United States who is an unindicted co-conspirator in a crime.
His campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, national security advisor, foreign policy advisers and his personal lawyer have all pleaded guilty or been convicted of serious crimes.
And it is not a radical idea to say that we should not be confirming a Supreme Court justice picked by Trump who believes the president cannot be indicted or deposed and may actually be the deciding vote on that very question.
Every two years, my colleagues on the Republican side of the aisle like to campaign about the “rule of law” and being “tough on crime.”
But when it comes time to say that no one is above the law in this country, they appear to be willing to turn a blind eye to confirm a Supreme Court nominee who will side with corporations over workers, billionaires who want to buy our elections, radicals who want to take away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, and politicians working to suppress people’s right to vote.
The good news is we have the American people on our side. Now we have to go state by state by state to make sure the Senate does what its constituents want. It will be a tough fight, but it is by no means over. So make your voice heard today:
Sign my petition: Tell the U.S. Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court while the president of the United States is the subject of an investigation into his campaign’s relationship with the Russian government.
Of course, that is not the only reason to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the Supreme Court.
His confirmation would be a direct threat to:
Campaign finance reform
And so much more…
There is also the not insignificant matter of whether or not Judge Kavanaugh lied under oath in past hearings about whether or not he used stolen materials while working in the White House to help advance nominations made by President George W. Bush.
But there's no debating whether or not the president of the United States should be nominating someone who could be the deciding vote on whether or not he is forced to testify as part of the special counsel’s investigation into his campaign’s relationship with the Russian government.
He should not.
Now I need you to add your name if you agree:
Sign my petition: Tell the U.S. Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court while the president is the subject of an investigation into his campaign’s relationship with the Russian government.
In these final few weeks before a potential vote, it is incumbent upon all of us to mobilize ourselves and our personal networks to defeat Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Thank you for making your voice heard.