Press Release: Judge Kavanaugh is Unfit for the Supreme Court

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2018
Contact: Becca Rose becca.rose@berlinrosen.com 202-290-2302

Judge Kavanaugh is Unfit for the Supreme Court 

Washington, DC – In response to the news Judge Brett Kavanaugh has enough votes to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:

“Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly lied under oath in the Senate hearing, revealing the very clear political bias that makes him unfit to be on the nation’s highest court. The allegations of sexual misconduct brought forth by multiple credible survivors as well as his outrageous demeanor and interactions with senators during the hearing should have automatically disqualified him from sitting on the Supreme Court.

“But instead of standing up for the rule of law, for women who have survived sexual assault and violence, or for the millions who could lose access to health care at his hands, Senate Republicans once again picked partisan politics over protecting their constituents and our democracy. Women and future generations will pay the steepest price of all for that partisanship.

“With an active federal case challenging the Affordable Care Act expected to reach the Supreme Court, the addition of Judge Kavanaugh as a Justice could result in women being denied treatment or charged more for healthcare if they have pre-existing conditions including pregnancy, mental illness, sexual abuse, or rape. Even if the law is upheld again, health care is in danger because Kavanaugh believes President Trump still has authority to disregard the court’s decision and continue his sabotage of the law. Despite his lies, bias, and lack of understanding of our democracy’s basic checks and balances, Republicans still granted Kavanaugh a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, further rigging the system against the rest of us.

“Senate Republicans have abandoned their moral responsibility to govern in the best interest of our nation, ramming through an ill-suited nominee for the sake of their political agenda, at the cost of the health and dignity of Americans who will face the consequences for decades. Now, voters should make sure Senators who vote for Judge Kavanaugh face the consequences in November.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.