Demand Justice Statement On Trump Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

07.09.18

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018

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DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON TRUMP NOMINATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH FOR SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement Monday after Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court:  

“In choosing Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump is declaring he wants a fight. Brett Kavanaugh will be hostile to Roe, hostile to Obamacare, and friendly to Donald Trump in a constitutional showdown with Robert Mueller.

“No other candidate on Trump’s shortlist better satisfies every one of Trump’s litmus tests. Those litmus tests will now be an anchor around the feet of this nominee.

“Even Mitch McConnell has expressed concern about whether Brett Kavanaugh can be confirmed by the Senate, and with good reason. This is a pick that Democrats can rally against, and that also has the potential to divide Republicans. Democrats may not have a majority in the Senate, but in choosing Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump has kept open a path to blocking his nominee.”

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