Posted on November 4, 2019
CREDO’s Nicole Regalado gives powerful speech demanding Congress investigate Kavanaugh
Earlier this month, on the anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, CREDO Action Campaign Director Nicole Regalado gave a powerful speech in front of the Supreme Court demanding that Congress investigate Kavanaugh, who has been credibly accused of sexual assault and lying under oath in 2004 and 2006 and at least 30 times during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Watch or read Nicole’s moving speech below:
“Good afternoon. My name is Nicole Regalado and I believe survivors.
When Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, every single person on my team at CREDO heard the rallying cry to fight back. We knew that the confirmation of an anti-choice, anti-women judge would put our freedoms and rights in danger.
We also knew that the confirmation of a known sexual predator would sanction and normalize the abuse that too many of our sisters have endured at the hands of predators. We came together and threw everything we had but the kitchen sink at the Senate to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation. We mobilized our members to make thousands of calls to the Senate, we showed up at Senate offices and all of us together watched every minute of Dr. Ford’s courageous and powerful testimony, cheering her on in California.
Like many people here today, we fought like hell to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. So when Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans pushed Kavanaugh through anyway – ignoring Dr. Blasey Ford, the calls for accountability from thousands of women and the fact that Kavanaugh lied under oath in 2004, 2006 and 2018 – it felt like our voices, our stories, our pain, our work, simply didn’t matter. All of the women inside me were tired.
But today, as I stand here, right outside the Supreme Court, among hundreds of people who are rising up again, I am hopeful. Know that your actions here today will give thousands of people hope. And hope is one of the most dangerous threats to an administration that deals solely in hate and fear.
Brett Kavanaugh is a sexual predator who has no business being on the Supreme Court for a single day, let alone for a lifetime. One year ago today, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler promised that if Democrats took back the House, he would open an investigation into Kavanaugh and the accusations of perjury and sexual misconduct.
Democrats won back the House in November. It is long past time for Congressman Nadler to make good on his promise.
I am truly humbled to be here among you today. Thank you so much for coming out.”