September 26, 2018
Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / 215.983.3099

NCLR Statement on President Trump’s Dismissal of Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

 WASHINGTON, DC—President Trump held an open press conference today during which he addressed new sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh from a third accuser, Julie Swetnick.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement in response:

“A third set of sexual assault allegations today against Brett Kavanaugh, set forth in a sworn affidavit, make it increasingly clear that President Trump must withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“During today’s press conference, President Trump resorted to rank partisanship and attacked the women who have come forward with allegations regarding Kavanaugh. It is inexcusable that President Trump would attack survivors and dismiss their detailed, specific, and credible claims as false while simultaneously refusing to ask the FBI to investigate them.

“Those who sit on our nation’s highest court must be committed to the rule of law and fairness for all people. Brett Kavanaugh’s refusal to provide a full response to these accusations or to support an investigation is disqualifying.

“NCLR joins other organizations across the country in demanding the immediate withdrawal of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.”


The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. www.NCLRights.org