Sen. Chris Coons released a statement July 9 after President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.
“While Judge Kavanaugh has strong legal credentials, having graduated from Yale Law School, clerked in Wilmington, Delaware, for an exceptional jurist, Judge Walter Stapleton of the 3rd Circuit, and clerked for Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court, I’m concerned about the type of justice he would be on the Supreme Court,” said Coons. “As a senator, and in particular, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will do my job in the coming weeks and months. I will meet with Judge Kavanaugh, thoroughly review his extensive record, and ask him direct, hard questions in both public and private settings. I will also do my best to make as clear as possible to the people of Delaware and the nation as a whole what it would mean to have Judge Kavanaugh on the highest court in the land. The American people deserve to know whether Judge Kavanaugh will act to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, sharply restrict access to abortion, further roll back worker’s rights and environmental protections, expand the corrosive role of money in our politics, reverse the historic progress we’ve made for LGBTQ rights and more.”
“All Americans will be impacted by the decisions that the next Supreme Court justice will help shape. To every Delawarean and all Americans: I urge you to get involved, speak out, and make your voices heard on whether you believe Judge Kavanaugh should become a Supreme Court justice,” said Coons.