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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Statement on Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court


Jul 10, 2018
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the below statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Judge Kavanaugh’s dangerous ideological positions on a whole host of issues – including women’s health and the Affordable Care Act, civil rights, gun safety and workers’ rights – will only intensify the polarization of our judicial system.

“What’s worse, by nominating Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump has handpicked a Supreme Court Justice who will not only put the interests of wealthy and well-connected donors and corporations ahead of hardworking Americans, but also put the President himself above the law. Judge Kavanaugh’s hardline record makes clear that he believes the President of the United States cannot be criminally indicted or investigated and can fire the special counsel at will. These are alarming views, especially as special counsel Robert Mueller conducts a thorough and impartial investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

“The Senate must reject his nomination.”