Senate Committee Votes to Advance Kavanaugh

September 28, 2018
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SBA List’s Dannenfelser: Kavanaugh is Exceptionally Qualified and Deserves to be Confirmed with Bipartisan Support

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 to continue the confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement in response:

“We are pleased to see Judge Kavanaugh advance closer to confirmation and trust Leader McConnell to make a wise decision about next steps,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Judge Kavanaugh is a fair and independent judge in the mold of Justice Neil Gorsuch. By nominating him, President Trump is fulfilling a key promise to the voters who elected him. Vulnerable senators up for re-election should not underestimate grassroots support for Judge Kavanaugh and frustration with the tactics used to obstruct him. In battlegrounds like Missouri, North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, and Indiana, an average of 75 percent of voters want their Democrat senator to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. They ignore their constituents at their political peril.

“It is time to end the politics of personal destruction. Ending the evil of sexual abuse of women and men will never be achieved by destroying good men and women. Respect for the dignity of all means listening as well as abiding by the rule of law. We thank Chairman Grassley for organizing yesterday’s hearing and the Judiciary Committee for moving swiftly to a vote. This exceptionally qualified nominee deserves a vote by the full Senate and should be confirmed with bipartisan support.”

Dannenfelser was present at yesterday’s hearing. Susan B. Anthony List and the Pro-life Court Coalition have made more than 30 stops across 7 states in the last two months rallying grassroots support for Judge Kavanaugh and urging Senate Democrats to vote to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, visiting more than 1.1 million homes in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. SBA List is a network of more than 690,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.


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