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This secretive "investigation" was a sham.

Advise and consent on executive appointments. It's literally the U.S. Senate's job to thoroughly review nominees.

Instead, Republicans are rushing ahead with deeply-flawed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who should have been disqualified long ago. And they're refusing any serious investigations into the allegations against him and a deep review of his record.

I've seen the recent, supplementary FBI report on the into Brett Kavanaugh. This secretive "investigation" was a sham.

The White House prevented the FBI from interviewing at least 28 witnesses with the potential to corroborate stories of Kavanaugh's abuse. They hid hundreds of thousands of pages of records from his work for President Bush from the Senate and the public.

The White House has gone to unprecedented lengths to hide Brett Kavanaugh from scrutiny. And, despite those efforts, it’s clear why: he fails nearly every test for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh fails every test of what we look for in a Supreme Court justice. That's why I'm voting ABSOLUTELY NOT on his nomination, and why I'm suing Donald Trump to stop a Senate vote before a full, real investigation is completed.

This is a railroaded confirmation of a deeply flawed nominee after a process of unprecedented obstruction and obfuscation. America deserves better.

Jeff

Posted on October 5, 2018.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.