Statement by Susan Hutchison on the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Congratulations to Judge Kavanaugh. I hope today’s vote brings to an end the divisive and highly partisan attacks on the U.S. Supreme Court and our Constitution.

Susan Hutchison

Susan Hutchison

The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh follows weeks of abuse of our most important liberties by the Senate Democrats. From the very first days of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, my opponent Senator Maria Cantwell pledged to do whatever it took to defeat him, even on Meet the Press threatening her colleagues about their possible “career ending” votes. She voted NAY against Kavanaugh, just as she voted NAY against Neil Gorsuch. Just as she would have voted against ANY nominee. Let’s make sure her vote is career ending by voting her out of office in November.

When Judge Kavanaugh’s reputation and judicial record seemed certain for confirmation, voters watched in dismay as Democrats exploited a woman’s memory of sexual assault, exposed her publicly against her will, and controlled her attorneys without her knowledge. Voters were sickened by the Democrats’ rush to judgment against Judge Kavanaugh, without any corroborating evidence or due process. Democrats and their media allies worked to destroy this man’s reputation and family for their political gain. Mobs of protesters screamed, disrupted and threatened Senators, requiring police protection.

For many Americans, this was a wake up call: to vote and volunteer for Republicans. They see a future with Democrats in power as a dangerous step away from the rule of law. If elected, Democrats will push for impeachment of President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh. Voters are tired of the chaos. As they cast their ballots in November their choice is clear.

(Press Release of October 6, 2018)

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