The People for the American Way issued a strong statement against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Monday before his Fox News interview aired.
“The fact that Kavanaugh would make an unprecedented media appearance to try to save his nomination to the Supreme Court says a lot about how frantically he’s spinning this story,” said Executive Vice President Marge Baker in a statement. “The fact that he’s chosen to make an appearance on Fox News says even more.”
She noted it’s ironic to hear Fox News host Martha MacCallum is doing the interview given her defense of Roger Ailes.
“Fox News is essentially the house organ of the Republican Party. The interviewer, Martha MacCallum was one of Roger Ailes’s most vocal defenders before he was forced to resign because of a pattern of sexual assault and harassment. This isn’t journalism,” the statement continued. “It’s propaganda. Anyone who watches it should keep that in mind.
“Most importantly, Brett Kavanaugh has already made clear that he’s not interested in having the facts be known. If that were the case, in his letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee today he would not have called the statements by brave women ‘smears’ and ‘character assassination,'” she cited the SCOTUS nominee.
“He would instead have requested a thorough, independent FBI investigation to clear his name. He would have asked for Mark Judge and a host of other witnesses to testify under oath. He didn’t do either of those things, and it’s not hard to guess why. He, just like Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley is playing politics with the Supreme Court and women’s lives,” she closed.