Following Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, the American Bar Association urged the Senate to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until the FBI has investigated sexual assault claims against him.
> In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ABA President Robert Carlson said senators should not “rush to a vote” and that allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford should be thoroughly investigated.
> “We make this request because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law,” Carlson wrote. “Each appointment to our nation’s Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote.”
> He added, “Respectfully, the Senate should recognize that a thorough FBI investigation will demonstrate its commitment to a Supreme Court that is above reproach.”
The committee is slated to meet Friday to discuss how it will proceed.