Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an attorney and jurist who serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On July 9th Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to replace retiring Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Immediately Democrats dubbed Kavanaugh as an extremist who would likely vote to overturn Roe v Wade, Gay Marriage, and other Progressive causes. Liberals across the country have called on Democrats to delay the process for as long as possible, betting Democrats would retake Congress after the midterms and would have the votes to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
On September 16, 2018, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, said Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17.
Jeff Flake is one of four Republicans who are on the fence to confirm. Earlier in the week he indicated he can only support Kavanaugh after an FBI investigation. Critics say the FBI will not provide any more information that hasn’t already been discovered by the Senate hearing, that this only serves to further delay the process. Current committee chairman Chuck Grassley invoked Joe Biden by quoting:
‘The next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything obviously doesn’t understand anything. The FBI explicitly does not — does not, in this or any other case, reach a conclusion. Period’
– Senator Joe Biden on the Anita Hill hearing 1991.
(Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual assault)
On September 28th on Friday, CRU member Jonathan Rigney proposed an emergency protest at Senator Flake’s office to urge Flake to confirm without delay. The protest was held Saturday morning at Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office. At the gathering, participants signed their names on a petition written by CRU President Rick Thomas. A pdf scan of the document and signatures was emailed directly to Flake’s official account at Senator@flake.senate.gov