AFT President Calls on Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote
After sexual assault allegations were made against the nominee, Weingarten wants answers before the vote
On Friday, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford. With the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on approving Kavanaugh’s appointment this week, the FBI, the Senate, and many media outlets are scrambling to corroborate her story.
In response to the allegations, some people are calling on the Senate to postpone the vote until Senators have a chance to question both Ford and Kavanaugh. In a tweet on Sunday American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said:
It would be irresponsible of the Senate to not press the pause button and thoroughly investigate this. This is a serious matter and needs to be above partisan games. History is watching what @SenatorCollins @LisaMurkowski @JeffFlake and others do next. https://t.co/3Ia22pgHSK
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) September 16, 2018
UCOMM Blog has previously reported that Kavanaugh has a number of rulings that should give every Senator pause. He helped Trump bust a union at his Atlantic City hotel and casino and has taken the radical view that workers assume all responsibility and risk while on the job.
Kavanaugh will gain a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court if approved. With this type of allegation against him, it seems only fair for the Senate to do their due diligence and properly investigate the claims and ensure that we are not giving a sexual predator a spot on the nation’s highest court.