Where Things Stand: 07/30/2018

Day 2 of 100

Today, Democrats in the Senate are requesting adequate time to go over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's extensive history as an Appellate Judge and as a member of the Bush White House.

Republicans want to speed through the process and are trying to hold back a number of documents related to Judge Kavanaugh's work in the Bush Administration. As Senator Leahy recently explained, these documents should be released to either prove or disprove reports that Judge Kavanaugh misled the Judiciary Committee in his 2006 confirmation hearings.

I know the American people expect us to conduct a careful review of Judge Kavanaugh's record and philosophy. To do this, we need the facts.

Over the next week or two, I'll be posting a series of backgrounders prepared by my campaign staff on important issues likely to be impacted by the choice of a new Supreme Court Justice. It's already clear that a broad range of fundamental American rights and values are at stake.

We'll have pieces focused on the Affordable Care Act (i.e. coverage for pre-existing conditions), the Right to Choose, Presidential Accountability, Marriage Equality, Immigration, Citizen's United, and more.

Our goal is to provide information that voters can use to quickly get up to speed on the upcoming Supreme Court debate, and to provide it in a format you can easily share with others who care about these issues.

The more people are informed and engaged right now the better.