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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Jul 11, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: 

“During his tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy did not vote on a partisan line and his swing vote furthered the ongoing battle for equal rights in many key cases.  He helped protect a woman’s right to choose and ensure marriage equality for couples across the country.  Unfortunately, President Trump has turned his back on Justice Kennedy’s legacy and role on the Court with his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.  If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, numerous protections that millions of people rely on everyday will be at risk.  There is little doubt that President Trump wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, roll back the Affordable Care Act, and strip consumer protections.  This nomination shows that he intends to accomplish all of these things through the Supreme Court.  The Senate should listen to the American people and uphold the nonpartisan nature of the Supreme Court.”