Ahead of Thursday’s scheduled committee vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, called on senators to slow down the confirmation process to thoroughly investigate the allegations against the nominee:
“Since the start of the Judiciary Committee hearings, there have been multiple allegations of both professional and personal misconduct by nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Both sets of allegations – offering false testimony and sexual assault – raise profound ethical concerns and should be investigated fully before any further action is taken on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. Interfaith Alliance has never supported or opposed a judicial nominee. Nevertheless, these ethical concerns rise above matters of policy and require further investigation before senators decide their votes. As the final arbiters of justice who receive lifetime appointments, we must ensure that the members of the Supreme Court conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standard.”
Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit www.interfaithalliance.org.