WASHINGTON, D.C., August 6, 2019 – Following today’s formal request by the House Judiciary Committee to the head of the National Archives, calling on the Archives to “complete its review and release records to the Committee related to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s service in the White House from 2001 to 2006, when he served as Staff Secretary and in the White House Counsel’s Office,” AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“This request for documents is a critically important step toward fleshing out the woefully inadequate record of Brett Kavanaugh’s career that Senate Republicans insisted was enough to confirm him. Alliance for Justice and many rights organizations have consistently called for these records to be provided, and we applaud Chairman Nadler and Subcommittee Chairman Hank Johnson for their action. Republicans did everything in their power to shield Kavanaugh’s record from the Congress and the public so the American people would not discover even more damaging information about Kavanaugh than was already out in the public sphere. The sham process they constructed was disgraceful, and shining light on it now will help ensure it is never normalized.”