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Former Clinton, Schumer Spokesman Blasts Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans: ‘They Will Pay Dearly This November’

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• September 28, 2018 12:34 pm

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Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, said Senate Republicans will "pay dearly this November" if they continue to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Fallon, who also previously served as senior adviser of the Super PAC Priorities USA, became the executive director of Demand Justice, an advocacy group, earlier this spring to fight Trump's "takeover" of federal courts. He originally pitched the idea for the group in April, months before Trump nominated Kavanaugh, The pitch occurred during a spring conference put on by the Democracy Alliance, a wealthy liberal donor network that funnels millions of dollars into approved political groups.

In response to Thursday's hearing involving Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her during the early 1980s, Fallon warned Republicans of what he thinks could happen. He said if Senate Republicans ignore Ford and try to push "attempted rapist" Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court, then they will "pay dearly in November" and Kavanaugh "will not serve for life." Fallon's threat echoes Democrats who want to further investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh if they take back the House or Senate in November.

Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University in California, accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly pinning her to a bed, groping her, and trying to stifle her screams at a high school party. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, as has his former classmate Mark Judge, who Ford claims was also in the room at the time of the alleged incident. Two other people who Ford alleges were at the party in question have also denied any knowledge of the party or sexual assault.

Demand Justice and Senate Democrats opposed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick long before allegations of misconduct were made. Weeks before Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced plans to retire, Demand Justice launched a "Ditch the List" website and digital ad campaign targeting Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees. The campaign directly targeted a list Trump previously compiled of potential nominees, one that included Kavanaugh. In June, less than 24 hours after Kennedy announced plans to retire, Demand Justice hosted a rally with several Senate Democrats on the stairs of the Supreme Court with "Ditch the List" signs. Some of the rally speakers included Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), and Chris Murphy (Conn.).

Fallon, whose group has spent over $5 million to try to defeat Kavanaugh, told CNN last month, "If [Kavanaugh] gets confirmed for the Supreme Court, he will be a reliable vote for special interests," despite his group's strong ties to liberal special interests.