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Hirono Statement on Announcement of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Dates

HONOLULU- Senator Mazie K. Hirono, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, released the following statement after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced dates for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing: 

“The Judiciary Committee and the American people should have access to the full range of documents regarding Brett Kavanaugh, just as they did for the nomination of Elena Kagan. Chairman Grassley and Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, however, decided that the documents cherry-picked by Judge Kavanaugh’s own deputy in the White House are sufficient and have scheduled a hearing on September 4 in order to rush his nomination through. These are the same people who stonewalled President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for over a year in order to place Neil Gorsuch – an ideologically-driven conservative vetted and supported by the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation – on the Court. They are trying to do this again with Judge Kavanaugh. They have no shame.”