Durbin Statement On Announcement of Kavanaugh Hearings

CHICAGO - U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee announced dates for the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh: 

“This is unprecedented and unfair to the American people.  Senate Republicans want to wrap up Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing before the National Archives releases documents--which Republicans themselves requested--about the work Kavanaugh did in the White House.  These documents may bear directly on the credibility of Judge Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony, not to mention his legal views and temperament.  The American people deserve to know the true story of the man seeking a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.  Yet it’s clear there are things in Judge Kavanaugh’s White House record that Senate Republicans do not want the American people to see.  What are they hiding?”