Press Release: Demand Justice Unveils New Ad As News Surfaces That Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Once Said Nixon Shouldn’t Have Had To Turn Over Watergate Tapes

 

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July 22, 2018

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DEMAND JUSTICE UNVEILS NEW AD AS NEWS SURFACES THAT SUPREME COURT NOMINEE KAVANAUGH ONCE SAID NIXON SHOULDN’T HAVE HAD TO TURN OVER WATERGATE TAPES

Ad Includes Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Declaring ‘Trump is Nixon on Steroids’

WASHINGTON, DC—Amid reports that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once said that President Nixon should perhaps not have been forced to hand over the infamous Watergate tapes, Demand Justice released a new ad Sunday slamming Kavanaugh as someone who would side with President Trump in a constitutional showdown with special counsel Robert Mueller.

The 30-second spot will air on television in Washington, DC, this week and run as part of a national digital buy.

The ad opens with footage of Trump appearing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki, Finland, where Trump betrayed U.S. intelligence agencies by saying he had no reason to doubt Putin’s denials of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The ad then discusses Kavanaugh’s past writings about how a sitting president should have the sole say over whether and when he can be investigated.

“He thinks the President should be above the law,” the ad says of Kavanaugh.

The ad then features former Nixon White House counsel John Dean declaring, “Trump is Nixon on steroids.”

A transcript of the ad appears below.

AD TRANSCRIPT

VOICEOVER: Imagine you were President Trump and you wanted to be sure that someone would have your back in a constitutional crisis.

You’d start by nominating someone like Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

He believes the President should be above the law.

He thinks the President should have absolute discretion whether and when he can be independently investigated.

Now why might Donald Trump want a judge like that on the Supreme Court?

CLIP OF JOHN DEAN: Trump is Nixon on steroids.

VOICEOVER: Trump would do anything to hold onto power.

America deserves a Supreme Court that won’t let him get away with it.

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