Received this e-mail today from Rep. Adam Schiff (D. CA-28) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign:
Brett Kavanaugh should not have been confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Almost one year ago, we heard the courageous and gut-wrenching testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, describing how Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Her testimony was corroborated by multiple people she had previously told about the attack. And she wasn’t alone: Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate, also claimed to have been assaulted by Kavanaugh in college.
This week, new allegations and details of Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct were reported by the New York Times. And among what they found was that the “investigation” that Republicans conducted into the allegations against Kavanaugh was a farce. Ms. Ramirez gave investigators the names of 25 people who could back her story up. They never called them.
It’s painful to look back at the Kavanaugh hearings, remembering how Dr. Blasey Ford’s compelling testimony was answered with a hyperpartisan diatribe by a man seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. But here’s one thing that’s worth remembering. He was confirmed by a single vote, and the Senator who put him over the top was Republican Senator Susan Collins.
It was a stark reminder that elections have consequences. But as 2020 approaches, we have a chance to replace Collins with a Senator who will truly stand up for women and our democracy: Sara Gideon.
Sara is a lifelong public servant and current Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, and she’s tired of Collins putting the interests of President Trump and Mitch McConnell ahead of the people of Maine and the United States.
We can hold Collins and the GOP accountable for pushing a dangerously flawed man like Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court. Split a contribution to my and Sara’s campaigns today to help us replace Susan Collins, flip the Senate, and hold on to the House in 2020.
Together, we will not stop fighting for what is right.