Tester Calls on Judiciary Committee to Release Kavanaugh Records
Senator Waiting on White House for Meeting Date with Supreme Court Nominee
(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to “increase transparency” by releasing all documents related to U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record.
Kavanaugh previously served as Staff Secretary at the White House and there are millions of pages of documents available from his time serving under President Bush. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who oversees the Senate’s vetting of Supreme Court nominees, has only requested 900,000 pages, and publicly released 115,000-a small fraction of Kavanaugh’s lengthy record.
“These pages should be a matter of public record, and they must not be concealed from the very people who would be impacted by Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions, should he be confirmed,” wrote Tester. “I take very seriously my constitutional responsibility to provide advice and consent on all Supreme Court nominations.”
Tester has requested a meeting with Judge Kavanuagh, but the White House has delayed the meeting date.
“I pledged to Montanans that I would thoroughly review Judge Kavanaugh’s record by studying his perspective on the laws of our nation, our Constitution, our civil liberties, and the values that are important to Montanans,” said Tester.
Tester’s letter to Grassley is available HERE.