The American Bar Association Tells Senators to Delay Kavanaugh Vote Until FBI Investigation Takes Place
After yesterday’s Brett Kavanaugh – Christine Blasey Ford hearing, there remains a debate over whether or not Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the U.S. Senate. Most Republican Senators are believed to still support the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Ford testifying under oath that she is “100%” certain that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her over 3 decades ago.
Republicans yesterday said that they planned on holding a vote within the Judiciary Committee on Friday. Now, however, the America Bar Association is calling for an FBI investigation into the allegations and urging Republican Senators not to hold a vote until that investigation is complete.
“Deciding to proceed without conducting additional investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the Senate’s reputation, but it will also negatively affect the great trust necessary for the American people to have in the Supreme Court,” said ABA President Robert M. Carlson in a letter he sent to the committee.
This is the very same ABA that supported Kavanaugh just last month.
The American Bar Association is a group of over 400,000 lawyers and law students nationwide, who set ethical codes related to the legal field as well as academic standards within law schools. The move by the ABA is not something that should be taken lightly.