Democrats react to Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh:
Brett Kavanaugh's record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to health care for millions, opposed to the CFPB & corporate accountability, thinks Presidents like Trump are above the law – and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I'll be voting no.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018
I stand by my pledge to vote no on President Trump’s nominee, because the American people deserve the opportunity to make their voices heard in November about this lifetime appointment.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 10, 2018
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be a rubber-stamp for an extreme, right-wing agenda pushed by corporations and billionaires. We must mobilize the American people to defeat Trump’s right-wing, reactionary nominee.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society’s judicial wish list. His record on important issues portends a rubber stamp for an agenda that would move us backwards as a country. The Senate must reject this nominee. #SCOTUSPick
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) July 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is an anti-consumer zealot, an opponent of preexisting condition protections, a critic of abortion rights and access to contraception, a Second Amendment radical, and a bad choice for the Supreme Court.
Not a close call. I will vote NO.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 10, 2018
Whether or not the Supreme Court enforces the spirit of the words "Equal Justice Under Law," is determined by the individuals who sit on that Court. Brett Kavanaugh represents a fundamental threat to that promise of equality. I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) July 10, 2018
No puedo apoyar la nominación de Brett Kavanaugh. Los estadounidenses en todos los rincones del país deben hacer oír sus voces y demandar a sus Senadores que no apoyen esta nominación. https://t.co/1d73XYzcHq
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) July 10, 2018
I’m urging everyone—in red states and blue states, big cities and small towns—to make their voice heard right now: call your Senator, show up at rallies, organize online and in person. There is so much at stake.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) July 10, 2018
Serious concerns I have about Judge Kavanaugh in addition to the obvious health care & separation of power issues: He ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional (reversed by full Circuit Court) & went out of his way to dissent against net neutrality
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) July 10, 2018
We knew that if Donald Trump picked anyone off his list of extremists, fundamental rights would be at stake. Now, the decision has arrived, and everything we feared is on the line.
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) July 10, 2018
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) July 10, 2018
I’m voting no. https://t.co/tOUJTuadmK
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) July 10, 2018
Good thoughts. Now fight!