Cummings Statement on Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

July 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2018)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

“This nomination carries even more weight than that of Neil Gorsuch, and confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh would put in place an enduring conservative majority for decades to come.  He will sharply curb—if not outright deny—a woman’s right to choose, take away affordable health care, further crumble the rights of organized labor, and erode voting rights.  He will continue to apply the law unfairly to protect the rights of powerful corporations and the wealthy, but not the rights of minorities and the poor.”

“I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take their responsibility seriously and stand up to President Trump.  We must have a Justice who will apply the law fairly even for the most vulnerable among us, and not interpret it to protect the privileges of the most powerful.  Judge Kavanaugh will not be that Justice.”