BREAKING: Comment Of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), On Judiciary Committee Democrats Demanding That Kavanaugh Vote Be Postponed Due To New Allegations

Dr. Ford has shown courage and  deserves to be heard, to be treated with respect, and to have her detailed allegations evaluated by professionals trained on trauma-informed investigations.

The integrity of our nation’s highest court is on the line.  We cannot brush aside these extraordinarily serious allegations in an unseemly rush to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat.  Unimpeachable integrity must never be in doubt.

I join my fellow Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee to demand that any votes on this nomination be delayed until a nonpartisan evaluation is complete.  We need to do right by Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and the American people.  We need to delay the vote.

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