Feminists Respond to President Trump’s Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Following President Donald Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court of Brett Kavanaugh, a far-right D.C. Circuit Court judge, the White House released a list of supportive statements about his decision from 34 members of Congress—and each and every one came from a straight, white man. Should he be seated on the Court, Kavanaugh could reverse decades of progress for women, people of color, LGBTQ folks and other marginalized communities . He was hand-picked by the Federalist Society —an organization of so-called originalists who believe that the Constitution should be interpreted as it was intended during its writing by the Founding Fathers, leaving little room for the document to protect against discrimination or advance equality. He would be the fifth vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, allowing states to outlaw abortion and criminalize providers and patients . He is a darling of anti-LGBT hate groups and the NRA. Surprisingly, none of these concerns were addressed in the all-white, all-male list of statements released by the White House after his nomination was announced. Since there was so much missing from their collection of remarks, we compiled our own. Without further ado, we present 34 statements by feminist leaders and lawmakers forming a front line in the fight against Kavanaugh’s nomination. Debra Hauser, Advocates for Youth: Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is just another capitulation to the far-right fringe that has hijacked our judicial system—where it seeks to cement the Trump administration’s persecution of women, people […]

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