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Lois Frankel Leads More than 100 House Democrats Calling for Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh

September 18, 2018 - 10:15am
Lois Frankel and Brett Kavanaugh
Lois Frankel and Brett Kavanaugh

More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House, led by a congresswoman from Florida, are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay confirmation votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

With Kavanaugh being accused of sexual assault, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), rounded up 109 House Democrats to send a letter to the U.S. Senate’s leadership-- Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY--and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., on the matter. 

“We urge you to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until a thorough investigation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations has taken place,” Frankel and the other House Democrats wrote. “To hold a vote now would be an insult to women and girls, sending a powerful message that they don’t matter and will not be believed. Let’s instead set an example for our children that sexual violence should be taken seriously and emphatically denounced.  

“If the allegations of sexual assault are true, they speak to Brett Kavanaugh’s character and ability to determine right from wrong. Before giving Kavanaugh power to make decisions about women’s lives, their protection under our laws prohibiting sexual violence, and their physical autonomy, Congress has a responsibility to allow the American people to learn the truth,” they added. 

“In the age of #MeToo, the vitriol that Anita Hill endured cannot happen again, both in our national discourse and throughout any testimony that Dr. Ford chooses to provide. Over this past year, survivors across the country have come forward with harrowing stories of sexual assault and harassment. Their bravery and experiences cannot be in vain," they continued. “Dr. Ford did not want to go public with her story, knowing the hostility, retaliation, and disbelief she would face. We applaud her courage for risking it all.  Now that Dr. Ford has taken the brave step to come forward, we must do all we can to treat her with decency and respect. 

“We urge the Senate to rise to the occasion, take these allegations with the seriousness and careful consideration they deserve, and allow a thorough investigation,” they wrote in conclusion. 

Other Florida Democrats who signed the letter included U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Ted Deutch, Darren Soto, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Frederica Wilson. 

First elected to Congress in 2012, Frankel is assured of a fourth term in November since she faces no opponents in the general election. 

 


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Nobody really gives a shit about the truth... Sadly, they just want their side to be right...

Congress has become "infected" with Lois's ilk... This Country cannot long survive with this 'brand' of "Momism" !

Lois Frankel is a far left crackpot. No one cares what she thinks.

I just wish that Republicans could learn to use power like the Democrats! The Democrats fight dirty, Just learn a little from them!!

Sen Feinstein has proven that she IS a Socialist Obstructionist. She has PLENTY of time to release "Lady Ford" earlier but used it as an "Ace up her sleeve" just in case Kavanaugh was getting close to confirmation. A really dirty political move...

The Democrats have sunk to a new low. Just when you think they cannot get any lower BAM!

And they're not even close to their true bottom. When the truth doesn't really matter, lies are the Democrat's unlimited ammunition.

Looks like Ms. Ford is a little hesitant to testify under oath. I wonder why. If she refuses , schedule the vote the next day. Question remains, why do Democrats hate America?

NO,.. She was seduced, and then 'outed' and abandoned by "Madam Feinstein"; no surprise there,.. it's the "Democrat way"...

Maybe they hate YOUR hate. Let the chick speak, it was just a prep school lark, nobody got raped. The American consumer will be raped once a good, solid rightwing control of the Supreme Court is installed. United Citizens tells you where the court will be heading. And those folks who want to save their beaches.....you really think Trump and the GOP will side with you against the wealthy?

Except that now Ford coyly has decided she won’t speak after all, she (and all the democrats) have demanded FBI investigations and that Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote not take place until they hold the majority. That is, after all what this is all about.

Only Democrat women, and DemoSissies hate America.

True.

The woman making the complaint took a lie detector test administered by a former FBI agent and passed it. That's as close to 'finding the truth' that anybody's going to get ... and the only thing left to do is require that Kavanaugh also takes a lie detector test. If they both pass ... he's in. If he fails (or refuses to take the test) ... he's out. it ain't going to get any better than that.

Nobody in Washington should go near a polygraph machine...the entire city would catch fire. Liars are highly flammable.

Lie detectors are inadmissible in court, but I guess you didn't know that..

The lie detector (polygraph) isn't admissible as evidence. The statements of admission, regardless of the polygraph result, however, can be used.

What were the questions? Is the sky blue? Not credible.

I think the allegations should be properly investigated. My problem is why is this just now coming out? Why wasn't this brought up years ago? I'm concerned that #me too is becoming #get you... I truly hope not...

How come the Democratic Socialist party isn't up in arms about Keith Ellison. How come they are not upset about the pedophile Joe Biden! This is a delaying tactic by the Deep State. Diane Feinstein should be in jail not Congress!

Agree about Keith Ellison. But as for your unfounded remark about Joe Biden, didn't you mean former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert, or maybe former Republican Florida Congressman Mark Foley? They both quit in disgrace. Biden never quits. He loses a lot, but he doesn't quit.

Feinstein should definitely be in prison! She awarded her husband billion-dollar bids, under NO BID CONTRACTS, which was massively corrupt. All Democrat leadership did was force her to step down as chair of the USDOT Committee.

Isn't she the same woman that patted me on the butt once? Can't remember when or where... In any case, she should resign.

30 years??? The credibility of Dr. Ford is non-existent - unless you’re a Democrat! This 11th hour allegation is nothing more the pathetic and desperate attempt by Democrats to discredit a highly qualified and respected conservative judicial candidate for the US Supreme Court. Shame on Senator Feinstein!! Shame on Lois Frankel!! Shame on all the Democrats in Congress for their appalling behavior during the recent confirmation hearings!! Wonder how much Dr. Ford was paid for her services to the progressive, liberal Democratic Party??!!

And as a true libeRat, Ford would lie straight to God's face to achieve the Democrat agenda.

Her credibility is no less than Kavanaugh's ... and she already took a lie detector test and passed it. Save your "shame" for Kavanaugh if he refuses to also take a lie detector test!

So we are going to subject anyone, anywhere to investigations, lie detector tests and public shaming based upon any random accusation with no credibility whatsoever, Ford can’t remember exact dates, locations, and the two witnesses she names claim it never happened. This is a new low by Democrats whom if are successful, will then claim the ends justify the means. The Democrat party has become the worst.

BRING BACK THE "DUNKING STOOL" FROM NEW ENGLAND'S WITCH HUNTING DAYS!

No Ted she dies not have the creditibility as does Judge Kavanaugh. He has gone through lifetime scrutiny due to his government and judicial duties. She is nothing but a leftist college professor. He has a multitude of good works and accolades over his lifetime. We know this is a political hit job by a woman with a grudge.

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