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American Bar Association Calls For Kavanaugh Vote to Be Delayed Until FBI Investigation

Nearly ever Democratic Senator on the Judiciary Committee Thursday called for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And now, a powerful ally is joining them in that call — an ally which previously supported Kavanaugh.

Late Thursday, the American Bar Association sent a letter to Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking minority member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) calling for an FBI probe into the charges.

“The basic principles that underscore the Senate’s constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and the facts by the FBI,” Bar Association president Robert Carlson wrote.

Carlson added, “Each appointment to our nation’s Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote.”

The ABA’s position carries with it some extra weight given that they previously wrote, in a letter to Grassley and Feinstein, that their standing committee unanimously deemed Kavanaugh “well qualified” to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Court.

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