BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — A group of Mormon women is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to halt the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh until a thorough investigation can be conducted into the allegations of sexual misconduct.
The group Mormon Women for Ethical Government is specifically appealing to the four LDS members of the judiciary committee -- and that includes Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho
The group is asking Crapo and Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah as well as Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona to suspend the confirmation of Kanvanaugh until a thorough investigation is complete.
In a statement this week, the group said "our mutual faith teaches sexual abuse or assault is contemptible."
The statement goes on to say "if the accusations (against Kavanaugh) are proved false, an investigation will prevent harm to the court's legitimacy. If they are true, Judge Kavanaugh must not be confirmed.
Mormon Women for Ethical Government has about 6,000 members in all 50 states.
It is not officially affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I checked with Crapo's office and a spokesman said the senator has no comment on the group's statement.
Indeed the spokesman said the senator's office is getting flooded right now with requests from both sides of this situation.I was also told the anticipated timeline for all of this is as follows:
The hearing on Thursday, then the judiciary committee will vote Friday. Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed along an 11 to 10 party line vote.
Then the confirmation goes to the full Senate, which will debate over the weekend and vote on Monday.
But of course, events can upend this schedule at any minute.