After an explosive line of questioning by Sen. Patrick Leah (D-Vt.) during the second day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressive groups are calling on Democrats on the GOP-controlled Judiciary Committee to read documents now labelled as “committee confidential” into the public record as a way to expose the possibility that the nominee may have knowingly received stolen emails ahead of previous sworn testimony before Congress.
“We have discovered evidence,” Leahy announced, “that Judge Kavanaugh misled the Senate during his 2004 and 2006 hearings. Truthfulness under oath is not an optional qualification for a Supreme Court nominee.”
As Talking Points Memo reports, the questioning by Leahy appeared to throw :
Watch part the key part of their exchange:
In response to the exchange and the accusations levied against Kavanaugh by Leahy, several progressive watchdog groups—namely Demand Justice, MoveOn, and NARAL Pro-Choice America—jointly called on Senate Democrats to “unilaterally release records that are currently in their possession,” those marked “committee confidential,” that might be able to confirm whether or not Kavanaugh lied under oath.
In a statement, the groups declared:
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In a subsequent tweet, NARAL declared, “The American people deserve the truth.”
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