Received this e-mail today from Sarah Riggs Amico’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign:
I wasn’t serving in the U.S. Senate when Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. If I had been, I would have voted against his nomination.
The sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh were serious then and they are serious now — especially as new claims of sexual misconduct have come to light.
As you may remember, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford courageously told her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee and to the millions of Americans watching her testimony. Deborah Ramirez bravely shared hers shortly after.
Then, multiple witnesses came forward to corroborate these allegations (and more!) against Kavanaugh, only to be denied or ignored by the FBI — seemingly at the request of the White House to sweep it all under the rug.
The House of Representatives must begin proceedings to impeach Brett Kavanaugh and the Senate must follow suit. But first, members of Congress need to know the American people are behind them. Add your name to join me in calling for Kavanaugh’s impeachment today.
One thing is clear: the accusations against Kavanaugh were not thoroughly investigated at the time of the hearings and he was confirmed to the Supreme Court. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be investigated now.
Look, this is no time for silence. That’s what Brett Kavanaugh, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump want. They want us to feel like this is normal, okay, or perfectly acceptable. It’s not.
I will never be silent when it comes to fighting for what’s right. That’s why I’m offering my unwavering support to those who are coming forward and joining others calling for Kavanaugh’s impeachment — because this is no time for half measures, especially when it comes to our values.
Brett Kavanaugh has a powerful seat on the highest court in the land, passing down judgments that will reverberate through communities and lives for generations to come. He doesn’t belong on the Supreme Court, and he dishonors our country by remaining on the bench.
Thanks for standing up and standing strong.
Sarah Riggs Amico
Candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, 2020