Lambda Legal urges senators to oppose Kavanaugh after third accuser


WASHINGTON — Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement:

“We salute the courage of Julie Swetnick, who has now become the third woman to subject herself to public scrutiny and ridicule because Senate Republicans and the White House refuse to take allegations of sexual assault seriously.  With each new piece of information that comes to light, the public’s concern over this nominee – and, frankly, the capacity of Senate Republicans to govern responsibly – increases.  As we’ve said before, all it takes is two Republicans to end the spectacle that this nomination has become, and hit the reset button.

“While this is about the future of the Supreme Court, it has become about something even larger than that.  This is about the future of our country. We know that during tomorrow’s hearing, Brett Kavanaugh will essentially accuse these three women, and everyone who supports them, of being liars, just as President Trump and Senate Republicans have done this week.  This is a test of the moral fiber of our country, and men, women, boys and girls are watching the Senate to determine whether Republicans are capable of putting moral decency ahead of party.”

Press release from Lambda Legal