Dems Admit They Have Seen Enough Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Record

Saying, ‘We Know Brett Kavanaugh,’ ‘I Have Reviewed His Record,’ Many Senate Democrats Have Already Declared Their Opposition To Judge Kavanaugh


SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Judiciary Committee Member, July 9th: “I will be a ‘no’ vote on this nominee…. In his record and writings, which I have reviewed, there is a very extreme hostility to many of the precious rights and liberties that make our nation great.” (“Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy Say They Will Vote Against Trump's Supreme Court Pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Hartford Courtant, 7/09/2018)

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ), Judiciary Committee Member, July 9th: “The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is enormously concerning and I’m strongly opposed to it…. Judge Kavanaugh has an immensely troubling record … I will fight to stop this nomination every step of the way.” (Sen. Booker, Press Release, 7/09/2018)

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL), Judiciary Committee Member, July 10th: “We know Brett Kavanaugh. We knew him when his name came up for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. We know what he would mean to the Supreme Court. (Sen. Durbin, Press Conference, 7/10/2018)

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA), July 9th: “I have reviewed his record, and let me tell you Brett Kavanaugh did not end up on this list because he is the consensus nominee … I will be voting no.” (Center for American Progress Rally at the Supreme Court, 7/09/2018)

SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA), July 9th: “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.” (Sen. Markey, @SenMarkey, Twitter, 7/09/2018)

SEN. TOM CARPER (D-DE), July 12th: “If I had known 12 years ago how Judge Kavanaugh would have ruled on any number of issues … I never would have voted for him in 2006…. I have no intention of voting for him now.” (“The Team That Helped Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Its Next Mission: Lifting Kerri Harris Over Sen. Tom Carper,” The Intercept, 7/12/2018)

SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI), July 13th: “After reviewing his record, I believe it is in the best interests of the people of Michigan for me to oppose the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.” (Sen. Stabenow, Press Release, 7/13/2018)

SEN. GARY PETERS (D-MI), July 13th: “Given Judge Kavanaugh’s clear record of placing corporate interests before the rights of Michiganders, I will oppose his nomination.” (“Stabenow, Peters Oppose Trump's Choice Of Kavanaugh For High Court,” The Detroit News, 7/13/2018)

SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL), July 19th: “After carefully reviewing Judge Kavanaugh's opinions, speeches, presentations and prior confirmation hearing testimony … Judge Kavanaugh should not be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice, and he will not have my vote.” (Sen. Duckworth, Press Release, 7/19/2018)


Related Issues: Supreme Court, Senate Democrats, Judicial Nominations