From Senator Merkley:
This is a reckoning.
Women like Dr. Ford, who have suffered in the shadows, are stepping forward to call out their assailants.
I believe these survivors. They are among the bravest people I have ever known.
But, for Republicans, it was just another day.
Yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republicans engaged in a frontal assault on democracy and decency, trying to cover for Brett Kavanaugh’s angry, unhinged, evasive performance.
Then they took to Fox News and Twitter to demean these women and say they’ll push through Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, no matter what.
Republicans are rushing to put a credibly-accused sexual assailant on the Supreme Court because he’ll be a reliable vote for their policies. Partisan politics, through and through.
That’s why I’m voting no on Brett Kavanaugh and why I’m suing to stop this nomination.
What comes next is critical. We must win in November and take back Congress, so disgraceful, anti-democratic shams like this never happen again.
While I’m fighting back in the Senate and now in the courts, you can help me fight where it matters most: at the ballot box.
We must build a blue wave that stops the Trump/GOP assault on our We the People democratic values in its tracks.
We’re supporting progressive candidates in critical swing districts all across the country so we can take back the House, take back the Senate, and take back statehouses from shore to shore.