For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018
New York, New York - As Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh begin today, US Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform) called on Kirsten Gillibrand to “stop grandstanding for 2020, do your job and meet with Judge Kavanaugh.”
Gillibrand, who had no issue voting to confirm President Obama’s nominee, Justice Kagan, in a midterm election year, has vowed to not meet with Judge Kavanaugh at all, 8 years later.
“Kirsten Gillibrand is the worst kind of elected official -- not only is she failing to conduct her constitutional responsibilities, but she is so partisan that her message to New Yorkers is ‘If I don’t agree with you, I won’t bother to talk to you at all,’” said Farley.
In refusing to meet with Kavanaugh, Gillibrand is applying a litmus test. But, just last week, in defending her own lurch to the left, she decried litmus tests. She told a taxpayer-funded town hall/political rally in Troy, “So I wouldn’t label things and I wouldn’t create some litmus tests for candidates about ‘You’re too progressive or too conservative.'”
“Yet on this issue, like so many others, Kirsten Gillibrand has two positions: one that works for her today, and a different position that worked for her before,” said Farley.
Since his nomination, Gillibrand has repeatedly cited her false claim that Judge Kavanaugh would undo Roe v. Wade. Yet in meeting with Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he believes that the case is “settled law.” That hasn’t stopped Gillibrand from lying to her supporters, writing in a recent email that “what’s really at stake is the future of women’s reproductive rights in this country.”
Concluded Farley, “Senator Gillibrand, if you want to know where Judge Kavanaugh stands on the issues important to New Yorkers, do your job, meet with him, and ask.”