(SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2018)—Need to Impeach and NextGen America Founder Tom Steyer released the below statement following today’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination forward to the full Senate for consideration:

“Donald Trump’s get-out-of-jail-free card is one step closer to a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have an ally on the Court who won’t hold him accountable for the crimes he has committed. By sending his nomination to the full Senate, Republican leaders have once again put party over country and shown their contempt for women. The American people need a return to integrity. In less than 40 days we have a chance to vote. Let’s vote in a new generation of patriots.”

Steyer launched the Need to Impeach campaign on October 20, 2017 through national television and social media ads. More than 5.8 million people have since signed on to support the campaign, creating a digital army that several political strategists call one of the most powerful political tools in the Democratic party. So far, 15 national commercials—including two in Spanish—have aired, reaching more than two billion television viewers and more than 454 million people through social media.