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NH Republicans have either supported or remained silent on Brett Kavanaugh’s Pending Nomination

Sununu’s expressed support will never be forgotten; Edwards’ and Negron’s silence cannot be ignored

Concord, N.H. - NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley called on Governor Chris Sununu to withdraw his support for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, and challenged Eddie Edwards and Steve Negron to make their stances known on this lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.

In response to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, Governor Chris Sununu said that he hopes the Senate “will investigate this matter appropriately.”

“Sununu’s statement is not adequate in light of his previous emphatic support of Kavanaugh,” said Chair Ray Buckley. “Governor Sununu has said that he has a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ when it comes to sexual misconduct. If he takes the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh seriously, as he should, Sununu must withdraw his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination.”

During the Republican primary, Eddie Edwards made a political issue out of his opponent Andy Sanborn’s lack of character, refusing to support him and even dropping out of a debate due to the many allegations against Sanborn of sexual misconduct.

“Somehow, Edwards does not find this principled stance to be in conflict with his staunch support for President Trump, despite the 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault,” continued Buckley. “Now, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces credible accusations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. If Eddie Edwards believes the character of those in public office should be beyond reproach, he must make his stance clear on Kavanaugh’s appointment as these accusations are investigated.

Edwards and Negron both have a moral responsibility to join with Democrats and take a stand for what we know is right. Otherwise, Edwards’ and Negron’s continued silence will expose them as the worst type of political opportunists, which voters have unfortunately come to expect from the NHGOP. ”


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