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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Rep. Lujan Grisham Statement on Senate Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

Oct 9, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Lujan Grisham Statement on Senate Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) today released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court:

“It is shameful that this Republican-controlled Senate rushed to confirm a flawed, ideological, and unacceptable candidate with multiple credible allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against him to the Supreme Court. Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed the American public that he does not have the impartiality, judicial temperament, integrity, and character required to sit on the highest court of our land. His confirmation undermines the civic trust that we have in our judicial system and sends a powerful message that sexual assault survivors do not matter and will not be believed. I fear his partisan confirmation will ultimately harm the everyday lives of Americans for generations to come, which is why civil rights organizations and women’s rights groups vehemently opposed his nomination. The nation deserves better than Judge Kavanaugh, whose reactionary judicial record threatens decades of progress for a woman’s right to make their own health decisions, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and Americans’ access to health care.”

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