For Immediate Release:
September 28, 2018
Contact: Connie Jankowski, (714) 357-2069, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryn Mawr, PA; September 28, 2018 – All 18 of Pennsylvania’s current members of Congress and both of its senators are men, but that will soon change. Eight women, seven Democrats and one Republican, are running for Congress. Yesterday, at Bryn Mawr College, Bibiana Boerio, along with four other candidates participated in the Pennsylvania Women Congressional Candidates Forum, moderated by Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers-New Brunswick.
The event took place on the day when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, testified publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The subject was discussed by the participants as it was clear that the hearing had been followed closely by attendees.
“From the beginning, my question has been what is the rush to vote on the Kavanaugh appointment? Why were normal Senate practices disregarded to push this through? What was this Administration afraid of?”
Boerio supports reopening the FBI background check to investigate Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations. “This is a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court. After the death of Justice Scalia in February 2016, the GOP allowed the seat to remain open until after January 2017. Kavanaugh’s prior testimony has raised question about his honesty and his fitness to serve on our nation’s highest court. His testimony yesterday raised further questions about judicial temperament. Our country deserves a careful examination of this candidate’s suitability to serve.”
Boerio applauds Dr. Blasey Ford for her courage in coming forward and testifying under difficult circumstances. She answered the questions with professional acumen and honesty. Boerio also recognized Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for his courage in standing up for a limited FBI investigation before bringing the nomination to the full Senate floor for a vote. Senator Flake understood the importance of appropriate due process for both Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. The American Bar Association also called for a halt until an investigation could be completed.