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‘Own October’: Pelosi tells colleagues to organize, not agonize after Kavanaugh confirmation

Greg Nash

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this week that Democratic lawmakers need to focus on the midterms after losing a bitter confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“We must not agonize, we must organize. People must vote,” Pelosi said Sunday in an open letter to colleagues. “To achieve this, we must OWN OCTOBER with our For The People agenda, which I hope you will advance in events and on social media in the weeks ahead.”

She said Democrats must now turn their attention to the Nov. 6 elections.

{mosads}”The GOP’s Decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has wounded the very soul of justice in our country,” Pelosi said. “Amid our heartbreak, however, we renew our resolve and determination.”

“What is at stake in this election is nothing less than the health and financial security of families across America,” she wrote. “That is why we must fight even harder to win so that we can advance our For The People agenda.”

That agenda includes lowering health care and drug costs, raising workers’ wages along with economic growth and cleaning up corruption in Washington.

Many Democratic leaders have said that anger over Kavanaugh’s confirmation could propel a blue wave at the polls. But the bruising battle in the Senate also suggests a narrower path for Senate Democrats in their attempt to regain control of the chamber, as Kavanaugh’s confirmation appears to have unified and energized the Republican base.

Pelosi also wrote that she is filing a Freedom of Information Act request to make public the FBI report on the agency’s investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations against him.

GOP senators who viewed the FBI report said there was no new information to corroborate the allegations against Kavanaugh. Democrats said the investigation was not sufficiently thorough.

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