WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the U.S. Senate’s 50-48-1 confirmation vote of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite his extreme record, multiple allegations of sexual assault, lying under oath , and a severe lack of transparency throughout the confirmation process.
“In one of the most consequential votes of their lifetimes -- and of their constituents’ lifetimes -- 50 members of the United States Senate opted to back a dangerous, unqualified nominee who demonstrated he lacks the temperament, honesty and objectivity required of any judge and continues to face multiple credible allegations of sexual assault that have not been fully investigated,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The harmful consequences of the Senate’s decision to support Brett Kavanaugh will last decades. We thank the 49 senators who had the courage to do the right thing, vote their conscience and oppose this nomination. In the wake of this news, there is only one course of action. The millions of Americans who have fought a valiant struggle against this Trump-Pence nominee must make their voices heard in November and beyond by electing lawmakers who will stand up for our rights rather than sell us out.”
The Human Rights Campaign and its members have been fighting back against this nomination since day one:
With just one month until Election Day, HRC has deployed 140 staff to 70 key Congressional races to mobilize more than 10 million LGBTQ voters and 52 million “Equality Voters” to #TurnOUT in November.
Supporters in any state can text “VOTER” to 30644 to verify their voter registration, find their polling place and receive election reminders. For more information on how to get involved, sign up to volunteer, or join an advocacy training, visit HRC’s Equality Voter Action Center.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organizations working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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