Governor Cuomo Issues Open Letter Condemning Judge Kavanaugh’s Record on Gun Safety and Calling on Senate to Oppose His Confirmation

Governor Cuomo Issues Open Letter Condemning Judge Kavanaugh's Record on Gun Safety and Calling on Senate to Oppose His Confirmation

Governor Cuomo: "Think about the extremism of that position: Judge Kavanaugh believes it is a constitutional right to own semi-automatic rifles. Was James Madison thinking about possessing a semi-automatic rifle as a constitutionally protected right? The idea that in 1788 the authors of the Constitution could ever have fathomed the semi-automatic rifle is an absurdity and we cannot and should not allow this kind of thinking to have a voice on the Supreme Court." Governor Cuomo today issued the following open letter to the Senate condemning Judge Kavanaugh’s record on gun safety and calling on the U.S. Senate to oppose his confirmation. The full text of the letter is available below: Dear Senators, President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is frightening on many fronts. He is an extreme conservative who will use the Court to attack our progressive values and advance the President’s political agenda. I have already been one of the most vocal advocates opposing his nomination for the threat his nomination poses to reproductive health rights and calling for action here in New York to preemptively codify Roe v. Wade into law. Today I write to underscore another grave danger represented by the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh’s judicial record shows that he believes the Constitution gives an unlimited right to carry even the most dangerous assault weapons. As a member of our nation’s highest court, Brett Kavanaugh threatens to overturn the NY Safe Act and put New Yorkers in danger. He must […]

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