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E-mails Show That Republican Senate Staff Stymied a Kavanaugh Accuser’s Effort to Give Testimony

This is the process that Senator Chuck Grassley is overseeing:

“It is remarkable that the committee admits they had enough information to question Judge Kavanaugh under oath on Debbie’s statements in The New Yorker, yet that very same information was insufficient for Debbie’s counsel to earn even a phone call.”
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Make the Road Action on Twitter

Ana Maria Archila Gualy confronting Jeff Flake with her story of sexual assault demanding to know how he could let Kavanaugh serve on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life.

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Fund Chuck Grassley’s Future Opponent

Are you furious at Senator Chuck Grassley and want to do something right now? The #BeAHero team started a PAC to fund his 2022 opponent. Donate now to send him a message that he is an embarrassing monster who needs to go.

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Episode 866: Modern Monetary Theory

The damage and betrayal our government is perpetrating right now is going to open up new possibilities if we work for it. Mainstream candidates are talking about bold transformative ideas like universal healthcare, free public college, and a job guarantee.

And there is already a chorus of moderates asking, “But how are you going to pay for it?” Listen to this Planet Money Podcast with Stephanie Kelton to find out.

I’m very honored to join Stephanie, Raúl Carrillo, and Rohan Grey tomorrow at the The Modern Money Network conference tomorrow and through the weekend.

When Republicans spend $2 trillion on the Iraq war wihout paying for it and another $1 trillion on tax cuts for the rich with another round of $3 trillion in tax cuts for billionaires coming up, what if we didn’t play the game of pretending to care about the deficit? What if we took that running room and said, what can we actually DO? What can we actually BUILD? Who can we actually SERVE? Universal childcare, transforming our grid to be 100% renewable, supporting artists like we did during the New Deal to make beautiful, lasting things.

And importantly, and giving all of us the option to work for a decent wage doing something productive, and tipping the balance of power away from the corporations that are bigger, more powerful, and fewer than ever before and towards us instead.

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New Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick details parties where girls allegedly were drugged and raped

This is why Senator Chuck Grassley does not want an investigation to find the truth, because he doesn’t want Iowans and the American people to know just who he is breaking all the rules for, just who he is giving a literal lifetime of unchecked power.

Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick are all asking for their allegations to be investigated. Why won’t the @GOP investigate? Because they need to make it as easy as possible for them to ignore survivors.

If Grassley doesn’t believe these survivors, wouldn’t it make sense to conduct an investigation to get more evidence to justify his position? The only way to explain his refusal to allow for an investigation and his insane demand of a Friday vote is that he knows these accusations are true — and there may be more to come — and he doesn’t care.

Senator, this is what you’ll be remembered for, this is your legacy. And it’s disgusting.
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Anita Hill Says Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing ‘Cannot Be Fair’

I still believe Anita Hill.

Ford’s lawyer — and Democratic senators — have called for an FBI investigation into the claims. The attorney has also proposed the committee subpoena Mark Judge, the other person Ford says was in the room during the alleged assault.

So far, those requests have not been granted.

A fair process would start with a “real investigation,” Hill tells All Things Considered, saying the absence of other witnesses raises concerns about a he-said-she-said situation.

“It’s only that kind of a situation if it’s set up as that kind of a situation,” Hill says. “In a real hearing and a real investigation, other witnesses would be called, including witnesses who could corroborate, witnesses who could explain the context of the experiences of Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh during that period in their lives, as well as experts on sexual harassment and sexual assault.”

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Kavanaugh’s ‘choir boy’ image on Fox interview rankles former Yale classmates

Kavanaugh is a liar. He introduced himself to the country with a lie (no president has ever done a more thorough search) he perjured himself repeatedly — about his role in torture, his knowledge of the sexual harassment of his boss and mentor, and more.

He could have just said, “I made mistakes as a teen, i did drink to excess, but I didn’t do this.” But he just went out with bald faced, easily disprovable lies.

How stupid do the Republicans think we are?

“Brett was a sloppy drunk, and I know because I drank with him. I watched him drink more than a lot of people. He’d end up slurring his words, stumbling,” said Swisher, a Democrat and chief of the gynecologic oncology division at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “There’s no medical way I can say that he was blacked out. . . . But it’s not credible for him to say that he has had no memory lapses in the nights that he drank to excess.”

“He’s trying to paint himself as some kind of choir boy,” said Brookes, a Republican and former pharmaceutical executive who recalled an encounter with a drunken Kavanaugh at a fraternity event. “You can’t lie your way onto the Supreme Court, and with that statement out, he’s gone too far. It’s about the integrity of that institution.”

Call your senators.

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