Help Stop the Kavanaugh Nomination Some things you can do to help
Since the moment Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, he was tasked with proving that he would be a justice who would uphold the rights of all, and that he was a person of unimpeachable integrity.
During last week’s confirmation hearings, he decidedly failed to meet those standards. Instead, here is a small sample what we witnessed:
Kavanaugh was caught misleading the Senate five different times. He apparently used documents stolen from Democrats, lied about when he knew about warrantless wiretapping, lied about his role in Bush’s torture program, and lied about his role in nomination processes for two judges.
After testifying that Roe v. Wade is “settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court,” records revealed Kavanaugh saying essentially the opposite in 2003. “I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so.” There are now four current Justices who would vote to overturn Roe. If confirmed, we should expect Kavanaugh to be the fifth, damning vote.
On the same day that Trump’s Department of Justice argued in federal court to overturn patient protections guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Kavanaugh refused to commit to protecting people with pre-existing conditions … twice. If confirmed, we can count on his vote to undermine the ACA and take health care away from millions of people.
What we already know about Kavanaugh — from public records and a small sampling of records cherry-picked by a partisan process — shows him to be wildly extreme and out of step with the American public. If he is confirmed, Republican senators should be clear that they are on the line for every 5-4 vote to rollback rights and health care.
Call Senator Susan M. Collins at (202) 224-2523. Insist she publicly OPPOSE Kavanaugh’s nomination. Here is a sample script:
Hello, my name is xxxxxx calling from zip code xxxxxx in Maine. I strongly urge the senator to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. During his confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh failed to prove that he would uphold my rights or that he was a person of unimpeachable integrity. Instead he was caught misleading senators and refusing to answer questions that would help understand how he approaches law. The more we know about him, the less trustworthy he seems. Please oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination today. Thank you for your time.
Monique Teal, Daily Kos