“Chairman Grassley has gone the extra mile to be thorough, transparent, and fair to everyone involved in this process. The unprecedented supplemental FBI report has found nothing of significance to corroborate the current allegations; zero evidence, zero corroboration. It is time for the Senate to put an end to the circus and confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28th, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Judicial Crisis Network released fresh Arizona polling taken after yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing by Public Opinion Strategies that found the majority of Arizona voters want Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed.
- Overall, Arizona voters want Brett Kavanaugh confirmed with a margin of 51% – 40%
- This includes the majority of women voters with a margin of 49% – 43%
On background: The Judicial Crisis Network is launching a new national cable and digital ad, “It Doesn’t Add Up,” supporting Judge Kavanaugh. This ad will be rotated into JCN’s existing TV and digital ad line-up on Fox and MSNBC.
JCN’s Severino on Patrick J. (“PJ”) Smyth’s Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee
WASHINGTON – Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director Carrie Severino responded to reports that Patrick J. (“PJ”) Smyth is sending a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein today:
“PJ Smyth’s letter provides further confirmation that this story does not add up. It is clear that Judge Kavanaugh had nothing to do with this. The experience Dr. Ford describes sounds awful, but it is evident that Judge Kavanaugh was not involved.”
Judicial Crisis Network Launches $600,000 National Cable Buy for New Ad Featuring “Kavanaugh In His Own Words”
WASHINGTON – The Judicial Crisis Network is launching a $600,000 national cable ad buy featuring “Kavanaugh in His Own Words,” that will air for two weeks across CNN, MSNBC and FOX News Channel starting Thursday, September 6th.
Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Advisor, Carrie Severino:
“We’re tired of the Democrat carnival. It is time for the American people to meet Judge Kavanaugh for themselves — here he is in his own words.”
“After two long days of Democrat histrionics and extremism, Judge Kavanaugh demonstrated that he has the temperament, humility, and independence to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite endless demands by Democrats that he act like a politician, Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly demonstrated that he has a record of being a fair and independent judge who will adhere to the Constitution.
Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly and other red state Democrats should distance themselves from this extremist behavior. There is no reason to wait. They should buck the extremist wing of their Party and announce they are voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.” – Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Carrie Severino
Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Carrie Severino responded to the first day of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Supreme Court Justice. “Democrats turned today’s confirmation hearing into mob rule because they have nothing on Judge Kavanaugh. As he made clear in his opening remarks, and as he has demonstrated throughout his career, Judge Kavanaugh is a highly qualified nominee and a mainstream judge who follows the law and adheres to the Constitution. And that’s why Democrats are so frustrated and hysterical.”
Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel Carrie Severino responds to Senate Judiciary Committee’s announcement of the upcoming hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director Carrie Severino
“Democrats have already announced that they oppose him, so this claim that they need more time or more documents is nothing more than a show, a fishing expedition designed to obstruct and create gridlock. Judge Kavanaugh has been endorsed by leading figures on the right and the left. He is a mainstream nominee who will base his decisions on the law and the Constitution.”
KAVANAUGH DOCUMENTS FACTS ON BACKGROUND FROM JCN:
Judge Kavanaugh has been on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for 12 years. He has issued 307 opinions and joined hundreds more. He has a comprehensive record of jurisprudence that has been in the public domain for years.
The Judiciary Committee has reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents—more than were submitted for both Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kagan.
Documents submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee pertaining to Judge Kavanaugh’s time serving in the White House Counsel’s and Independent Counsel’s offices are the largest number of executive branch records ever submitted to the Committee for a Supreme Court nominee.
Judge Kavanaugh returned the most comprehensive, bipartisan Senate questionnaire in Judiciary Committee history.
Senator Grassley has allotted more time between the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh and the start date of hearings than the timeline established by former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy for Justices Sotomayor and Kagan. Senator Leahy scheduled hearings 49 days after the nomination of Justice Kagan, and 48 days after the nomination of Justice Sotomayor. Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings will start 57 days after his nomination. Hearings for Justice Gorsuch were held 48 days after his nomination announcement.
The Kavanaugh nomination has been the most transparent nomination process in history. During the presidential campaign, President Trump publicized a list of extraordinarily qualified individuals he said he would choose from to fill Supreme Court vacancies. Judge Kavanaugh has been on that list since November of 2017.