Action #1 – Do you have Maine or West Virginia connections! Light up their lines!
If you have any connections with Susan Collin’s district in Maine or Joe Manchin’s in West Virginia, now is the time to use them. Using the incomplete FBI report as a shield, indications are that they’ll vote for Kavanaugh. Tell the supporters you know that there’s a different shield to hide under…other lawyers won’t touch him with a 10-foot pole after his maudlin performance at his nomination hearing.
Action #2 – Other lawyers are worried about him…Tell your senator.
Minimal script for senators who support Kavanaugh: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to carefully consider that a retired Supreme Court Justice along with thousands of law professors, including his former dean, co-workers and former supporters, no longer consider him to a good candidate for the Supreme Court.
More script if you need it: His partisan ranting will force him to recuse himself on numerous cases and revealed a temperament unsuitable to the court.
Minimal script for senators who oppose Kavanaugh: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [Feinstein/Harris, Senate Ethics Committee] to open a hearing on his perjury under oath at this and earlier confirmation hearings.
Contact your Senator:
Senator Feinstein: email DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Contacts: https://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com
Contact the Senate Ethics Committee:
Even without the poor excuse of an incomplete FBI report, Kavanaugh’s behavior at his hearing produced enough evidence to turn former supporters into wary opponents of his ambition to the Supreme Court. Even former admirer and retired US Supreme Court Justice Paul Stevens has changed his mind over Judge Kavanaugh’s suitability.
Also yesterday, this letter, signed by over 2400 law professors from over 190 law schools, was presented to the U.S. Senate. It stated that any person hoping to ascent to the highest court in America must have “a personality that is even-handed, unbiased, impartial, courteous yet firm, and dedicated to a process, not a result”, and that is clearly not present in Brett Kavanaugh.
Signatories included Martha Minow — the former dean of Harvard Law School, where Kavanaugh taught a popular course — other law school deans and former deans, and some scholars who previously supported Kavanaugh.
Another letter, signed by about 900 female law professors, asked the Senate to reject Kavanaugh’s appointment. As a law professor, “it is my responsibility to teach my students the highest standards of professionalism and decorum,” Karla McKanders, a professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, said in an email. “Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony undermines the legal profession and would undermine the authority of the Supreme Court.”
So, GOP senators…do you think you know better than these guys? Are you caught in the “Monkey Trap“, where you are soooooo close to your goals, that you can’t let go of an error, and remained pinned in place to a bad idea?