Congresswoman Johnson Voices Opposition to Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
Dallas. TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by the Senate:
“From the moment President Trump announced this nomination, I opposed Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation based on his judicial record. In his decisions, writings and speeches, Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly expressed his personal contempt for a woman’s right to choose, the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions and legitimate and warranted investigations into sitting presidents.
“As this process unfolded, Judge Kavanaugh’s actions in light of the credible allegations of sexual assault against him have made my reservations to his nomination grow. In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, his belligerent treatment of my Democratic colleagues cemented my belief that Judge Kavanaugh is unworthy of a seat on the highest court in the land. He has neither the integrity nor the temperament to serve as a Supreme Court justice. The court will forever be questioned as long as Judge Kavanaugh is the decisive vote in the harmful 5-4 decisions which will inevitably come.
“It is important to note that Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed in the face of bipartisan opposition. History will duly remember those who demonstrated profound integrity and courage by opposing his nomination but also the Republican majority – determined to ‘plough right through’ in spite of the many revelations that questioned his fitness to serve and those that will certainly come to light in the very near future.”
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