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Posted on 10/04/2018 8:09:43 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Hundreds of female attorneys urged on Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alask) and Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
More than 350 attorneys made the request in a joint letter sent to the Republican senators, according to the Daily News-Miner.
"We are Alaskan women attorneys who work in a variety of settings, including public interest organizations, government agencies, and private practice," the letter states, the newspaper reported. "Among us are Republicans, Democrats, Nonpartisan and Undeclared voters. We ask you, as your constituents and as fellow lawyers, to vote against confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Justice of the United States Supreme Court."
The newspaper reports that the letter says this call to vote "no" on Kavanaugh stemmed from concerns about sexual misconduct allegations against him and his temperament.
"Judge Kavanaugh's conduct during his confirmation hearing fell far short of our standards as citizens and as lawyers," the attorneys add. "He displayed uncontrolled anger, sarcasm, and open contempt of Senators particularly female Senators and he made numerous unapologetically partisan statements."
A spokeswoman for Murkowski told the newspaper she was unsure if the senator had received the letter yet. She added that Murkowski would respond to it directly
Sullivan did not respond to a request for comment from the News-Miner. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
The letter comes about a week after Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Ford's claims he sexually assaulted her during a high school party in the 1980s.
Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the accusation, and multiple GOP senators have said an FBI report on its probe into Kavanaugh showed there was no corroboration for Ford' claims.
But Democratic senators have criticized how the investigation was handled.
Murkowski is considered to be a significant swing vote in Kavanaugh's confirmation. She told reporters on Thursday that she is still reviewing the FBI's findings on its investigation.
The Senate is prepared to move forward with a procedural vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday.
Murkowski and Sullivan better vote the correct way or else.
If Collins, Murkowski, and Flake cower down to mob rule, we don’t have a country anymore. They wanted the FBI investigation, the got it..end of story!!!
Broken pledges to support and obey the Constitution
Every damn one of them flips the bird to due process
And should be disbarred
Hundreds of female lawyers.... that smells fishy
None of them are fit to be attorneys. If they exist.
I have decided the 19th amendment was wrong.
I’m not giving up my vote. I’ll make sure my vote will count. Damn sure.
Hundreds of female attorneys lack the mental skills to recognize a good man, who hasn’t been proven to have done anything wrong.
Ladies, you’re being biased and ridiculous.
What if some guy comes along nearly 40 years later on one of you, when you’re up for a big appointment?
Don’t you think he should have to prove what he says about you?
Are we supposed to just accept what he says because of the seriousness of the charge?
I doubt you’d see it that way, and yet that’s what you are doing to a good man.
Kavanaugh has earned his spot on the court. He is qualified. There is no evidence to prove otherwise.
Suck it up.
Female attorneys? Don’t they know what innocent until-I guess not.
You are a bad boy. A very bad boy.
Are there any onco-gynecologists willing to relocate to Alaska? It seems there is a near unlimited patient base.
Its one thing to dislike someone politically, but calling a top student,athlete and model citizen a rapist drunk over ridiculous charges is total war on whats left of societal norms. This isnt some policy disagreement.
i seriously doubt that there are hundreds of attorneys in Alaska, much less hundreds of female attorneys ...
I smell BS.
It's falling apart...
Tell me that guy didn’t lock the Keys in his Bronco.
“Hundreds of female lawyers.... that smells fishy”
ya think ... in a state with 740,000 people?
“We are Alaskan women attorneys who work in a variety of settings, including public interest organizations, government agencies...”
Female gov workers who hate men.
They deserve to be ignored.
Did anybody check the names? I would bet less than half are from Alaska, I mean, how many total lawyers could there be up there?