For Immediate Release: Monday, July 09, 2018
Contact: Morgan Williams Grogan, morgan.williams@
SCOTUS Nominee Is Anti-Health Care, Anti-Working Families, and Anti-Women
Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s announcement of Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, Health Care for America Now Co-Directors Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“Brett Kavanaugh is unfit for the United States’ highest court. It’s no surprise that President Trump has nominated someone who believes a president can disregard any law he personally decides is unconstitutional, regardless of whether courts have ruled the opposite. Kavanaugh will be a justice for the 1 percent, a champion for corporations and President Trump’s agenda, not a fair and impartial member of the court. We need someone on the court who will respect the rule of law and precedent, not serve the conservative ideology of the Republican party donor class.
“President Trump has sabotaged America’s health care, attacked women’s reproductive rights and taken away workers’ rights. Now, he wants to rig the Supreme Court by choosing a nominee who will use his position to further benefit the rich, corporations and right-wing extremists at the expense of working families and our democracy. We cannot have a court that disregards the rule of law to steal rights from people of color, working Americans, veterans, and women.
“Kavanaugh will do everything in his power to further dismantle the Affordable Care Act, overturn Roe v. Wade, and take away workers’ rights. Our country cannot afford a lawless ideologue on our highest court. The Senate should reject this nomination.”
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.