Democrats Rally Against Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

Democrats Rally Against Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

Diane Grasso of Guilford was one of about 70 protestors who attended a rally in Hartford on Friday to oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. About 70 activists joined U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy at a rally Friday to speak out against Brett Kavanaugh , President Donald Trump ’s pick to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court . Blumenthal and Murphy, both Democrats , already have announced their intention to vote against Kavanaugh, citing his views on abortion law, gun control and other matters. “Republicans have talked for years about activist judges,’’ Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin told the crowd gathered on the north steps of the state Capitol. “Well, Brett Kavanaugh is the very definition of a judge with an agenda.’’ Several speakers expressed concern about Kavanaugh’s position on gun control. “Judge Kavanaugh is an extremist far out of touch with the American mainstream,” said Jonathan Perloe, director of programs and communications at CT Against Gun Violence. "Nowhere is that more evident than his views on gun laws." The NRA calls him "an outstanding choice,” Perloe added. “Under a Kavanaugh court, the only thing that will matter is the unfettered, unchecked right to bear arms.” Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy Say They Will Vote Against Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh » Earlier this week, Murphy denounced Kavanaugh, saying he has “taken positions far to the right of the Scalia court on guns.” The senator was referring to the late Justice Antonin […]

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