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DeLauro Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

October 6, 2018
Press Release

NEW HAVEN, CT (October 6, 2018) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

“Today is a shameful day for our country. By elevating Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we are sending the message to women everywhere that we do not respect them, their values, what they believe, and their experiences. And crucially, we are telling survivors of sexual assault that we do not believe them. That is unacceptable.”

“Judge Kavanaugh is an imminent threat to many priorities for people across the country. He may very well be the deciding vote on the Court to roll back voting rights, restrict access to healthcare, and even curtail ongoing investigations into President Trump’s criminal behavior and obstruction of justice. As such, it is imperative that he recuse himself on key issues in which he has already demonstrated bias.”

“Justices serving on the Supreme Court should be beyond reproach—and it is clear that Judge Kavanaugh does not meet that standard. Senate Republicans railroaded his nomination through for purely partisan purposes after their sham FBI investigation. Instead of getting to the truth, we were left with even more open questions. This moment will do lasting damage to our institutions, and the American people will not forget.”