September 18, 2018 / Press Releases

White House Must Answer For What They Knew About Kavanaugh’s Assault Allegations Before Press Reports

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2018
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After Senators Blumenthal, Jones, and Leahy asked the Trump administration to answer for what it knew about allegations against Brett Kavanaugh before they became public, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue released the following statement:

“Today, serious questions by three United States Senators were asked about what the White House knew and what it did before allegations about sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh became public. Almost immediately after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were public, Republicans published a a letter signed by 65 women who knew Kavanaugh decades ago. The allegations against Kavanaugh are serious, credible, and totally disqualifying. The Trump administration, which is not known for being truthful or forthcoming with the American public, must now answer for what they knew and when they knew it.” 

“Since the moment Brett Kavanaugh was nominated, the White House and Republicans in the Senate have done everything they could do to strategically paint Kavanaugh as a ‘good guy’ who respects women. From parading around his basketball team to even getting his ex-girlfriends to vouch for him, it couldn’t be any clearer they were trying to rebut the threat Kavanagh poses to women and our fundamental rights.” 


NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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