To: The United States Senate

Stop Kavanaugh: No Supreme Court nominees from an alleged criminal co-conspirator

Donald Trump's personal lawyer has sworn under oath that Trump directed him to commit federal crimes. The Judiciary Committee should stop the Supreme Court hearings that are scheduled for early September and deal with the urgent matter of a president being credibly implicated in a criminal conspiracy.

The Senate must reject any SCOTUS nominee from an alleged criminal co-conspirator—especially when that nominee may rule to protect Trump from any accountability.

Why is this important?

Let's look at the facts. Several of the people closest to Donald Trump, including his former personal lawyer (Michael Cohen), former campaign chairman (Paul Manafort), former national security adviser (Michael Flynn), and others, have either been convicted of or have pleaded guilty to a range of federal offenses—including campaign finance violations allegedly at the direction of candidate Trump.

Meanwhile, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee, has argued that a sitting president cannot be criminally indicted or even a subject of a criminal investigation while in office. The consequences of his confirmation could be enormous: Kavanaugh could become Trump's shield against accountability.

We must let Special Counsel Robert Mueller complete his investigation before proceeding with any Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

No American citizen under criminal investigation is able to choose their own judge. The president shouldn't be an exception.

Sign the petition if you agree that consideration of Supreme Court nominees must be paused while the President of the United States is an alleged co-conspirator in the commission of federal crimes.