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ICYMI: NAACP Press Call Statement on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh

July 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump introduces U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would succeed Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, who is retiring after 30 years of service on the high court. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump introduces U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Judge Kavanaugh would succeed Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, who is retiring after 30 years of service on the high court. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, does not break from the mold of conservative, partisan, and discriminatory politics we have come to expect from this administration. For people of color, women and the LGBT community, a senate confirmation of Kavanaugh is as good as a one-way ticket back to the year 1958.

Throughout Kavanaugh’s career he has opposed laws and agencies that were in place to protect employment conditions, reproductive rights, our environment, affordable healthcare, net neutrality, and consumer protections.

The stakes are too high for our current Senate to confirm Mr. Kavanaugh. NAACP stands firmly in our demand that no nominee should be confirmed until a new Senate is seated in 2019.