FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2019
CONTACT: Shannon Faulise; [email protected]
CHICAGO, Ill. — This afternoon the House Judiciary Committee acted upon public demands for an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by formally requesting documents from his time in the George W. Bush administration.
In April, Progressive Turnout Project was 1 of 26 groups that sent a letter to the Judiciary and Oversight Reform Committees, highlighting the unprecedented number of unresolved issues from Kavanaugh’s sham confirmation hearings, and called on the committees to use their oversight powers to right the wrongs of the Senate process.
“We want to thank Chairman Jerry Nadler and Congressman Hank Johnson for taking this important first step to right the wrongs of Kavanaugh’s sham Senate confirmation,” said Executive Director Alex Morgan. “There are many unanswered questions about Justice Kavanaugh that may be answered through the release of these undisclosed documents that should have been made public during the vetting process.”
During the confirmation process, Republicans refused to request 92 percent of the 3.85 million pages of records related to Kavanaugh’s time in the White House. By comparison, the Obama administration released 99 percent of documents related to Elena Kagan’s White House service during her confirmation process in 2010.
“The release of these documents may prove that Kavanaugh lied under oath while being considered for the nation’s highest court,” said Morgan. “The public deserves to know more about Brett Kavanaugh and whether or not he has disqualified himself from the Supreme Court.”
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive elections across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $33 million with a supporter base of over 3.4 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 House and Senate races.