With 19 Dems ‘On the Fence,’ Progressives Urge Schumer to Stop Kavanaugh

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Reprinted from Common Dreams by Jessica Corbett on September 7, 2018.

As the fourth and final day of confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began Friday, advocacy groups that have spent weeks raising alarm about the threat Kavanaugh poses to Americans’ human and civil rights urged constituents to contact their senators and continued to #WhipTheVote in the absence of strong leadership from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York).

“Since Schumer won’t #WhipTheVote to #StopKavanaugh,” Indivisible declared, “we will.”

Frustrated by Schumer’s refusual to pressure Democratic lawmakers to unite in opposition to President Donald Trump’s deeply unpopular nominee, 13 organizations this week called out the Senate’s top Democrat in a fierce letter that stated, “The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us.” Indivisible, one of the signatories, has followed up with tweets urging voters to keep the pressure on their elected officials …

Common Dreams 9/7

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