Demand Justice Statement: Kavanaugh Will Have an Asterisk Next to His Name

10.05.18

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2018

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DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT: KAVANAUGH WILL HAVE AN ASTERISK NEXT TO HIS NAME

Fallon: ‘This Will Be A Point of No Return for the Supreme Court’s Reputation As Apolitical’

WASHINGTON, DC—Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Friday after Senator Susan Collins’ announcement signaled that Republicans would have the votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

“Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court with a cloud over his head, and an asterisk next to his name. He will be an illegitimate justice, and his confirmation will mark a point of no return for the Supreme Court’s reputation as the one, apolitical branch of government.

“Make no mistake: this confirmation vote will not be the last word on Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is sure to be the tiebreaking vote in a series of 5-4 decisions that will defy the will of the public, ensuring this fight will rage for years to come. If Democrats regain power in either chamber of Congress, they must resolve to reopen the investigations that Republicans refused to conduct and demand the documents that the Trump White House worked to conceal.

“For the Republicans who voted to confirm Kavanaugh, this will be a career-defining decision they will never live down. Many of these Republicans are up in 2020, and our work to hold them accountable will begin immediately.”

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