The National Council of Churches, a partnership of 38 Christian faith groups in the United States, is urging for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to be withdrawn, citing his temperament and demeanor before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
“Judge Kavanaugh exhibited extreme partisan bias and disrespect towards certain members of the committee and thereby demonstrated that he possesses neither the temperament nor the character essential for a member of the highest court in our nation,” read a statement released by the council Wednesday.
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Additionally, the group pointed to what the statement described as “several misstatements and some outright falsehoods” in Kavanaugh’s testimony. The group argued that although everyone should be honest, it’s especially critical that someone on the Supreme Court speak truthfully.
“Judge Kavanaugh’s extensive judicial and political record is troubling with regard to issues of voting rights, racial and gender justice, health care, the rights of people with disabilities, and environmental protections,” the statement reads. “This leads us to believe that he cannot be an impartial justice in cases that are sure to come before him at the Court.”
Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women, all of which he has denied. He has previously said he will not be intimidated into withdrawing his name from consideration.
The FBI is expected to deliver lawmakers a supplementary background check on the allegations against Kavanaugh Wednesday evening.
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