ACLU Applauds Sen. Flake’s Call for FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Allegations

September 28, 2018 3:15 pm

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today called for an FBI investigation into the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before a full Senate vote to confirm him.

American Civil Liberties Union Political Director Faiz Shakir had the following reaction:

“We thank Sen. Flake for his leadership in calling for a transparent and expeditious FBI investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. Flake’s actions today were the direct result of so many courageous Americans who have been willing to raise their voices and demand justice. It is fitting and proper that credible allegations be investigated before confirming anyone to a lifetime seat on the highest court in the land. We urge all senators from both sides of the aisle to support the investigation and we urge President Trump to direct the FBI to launch one immediately.”

As a matter of organizational policy, the ACLU does not support or oppose nominees to political or judicial office.

The ACLU has been calling for a transparent and thorough investigation of the allegations:

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