Ahead of Thursday’s scheduled committee vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, called on senators to slow down the confirmation process to thoroughly investigate the allegations against the nominee:

“Since the start of the Judiciary Committee hearings, there have been multiple allegations of both professional and personal misconduct by nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Both sets of allegations – offering false testimony and sexual assault – raise profound ethical concerns and should be investigated fully before any further action is taken on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. Interfaith Alliance has never supported or opposed a judicial nominee. Nevertheless, these ethical concerns rise above matters of policy and require further investigation before senators decide their votes. As the final arbiters of justice who receive lifetime appointments, we must ensure that the members of the Supreme Court conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standard.”

Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.