Urgent! Stop Kavanaugh!

Sep 4, 2018

Tell Your Senators Vote NO On Trump’s
Extremist Supreme Court Nominee

Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121
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Act Now! Sham Hearings Are Underway

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) strongly opposes the confirmation of extremist Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. His public positions are far outside the mainstream of American jurisprudence. Despite his gleeful participation in the Ken Starr inquisition against President Clinton, Brett “cover up” Kavanaugh now insists that Presidents must not be investigated, and therefore that Trump should be above the law. Additionally, last year moderate Senators Patrick Leahy and Dick Durbin accused Kavanaugh of “misleading” the Senate Judiciary Committee during his previous confirmation hearings, calling into question the character of the nominee.

Don’t Let Trumpublicans Ram Through An Extremist Nominee

Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121
An operator will connect you with your Senators

Tell Your Senators No Extremism Or Rush To Judgment

As I write this, the Senate Judiciary Committee is rushing to confirm Kavanaugh to a lifetime position on the highest Court in the land. Over the objections of every Democrat on the Committee, Chairperson Chuck Grassley is ignoring motions to adjourn because to date Kavanaugh has only produced 10% of requested records. Moving forward in this rush to confirm insults the interest of transparency and prevents the committee members from reading tens of thousands of pages of material to they need to inform their vote.

Every single Republican on the committee is helping Grassley as he is stubbornly orchestrating a cover up of the nominee’s horrifying record. This hypocritical procedural power grab violates the “McConnell Rule” which holds that when Supreme Court vacancies occur a year before Election Day, confirmations must be delayed until after the voters vote.

In 2011 and again in 2014 Kavanaugh advanced a bizarre and unfounded theory seeking to block enactment of the Affordable Care Act. While PDA supports the Medicare for All approach, we’re alarmed by Kavanaugh’s dangerous theory which would threaten countless laws and policies Americans rely on. Kavanaugh’s extremist views threaten to throw our society into confusion and chaos.

Even though the current Supreme Court is already on the far right extreme, the Justices have rejected or overturned Kavanaugh’s far more extreme views. This nominee’s judicial positions are so at odds with the rule of law and rationality, the right wing Supreme Court had no choice but to overturn Kavanaugh’s decision or contradict his statements on the record in cases addressing the role of government, gun safety, the environment, occupational safety, human and civil rights, and more.

Kavanaugh claims he respects the right to choose as established law, but that’s not a credible assertion. Just last year, he praised Justice William Rehnquist’s dissenting against the Roe v. Wadedecision—the landmark ruling that recognizes women are people with the right to have a say in personal decisions concerning their own bodies including whether or not she must bear a child. He also overruled a State Court and tried to deny a young woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy. He was overruled by his colleagues.

This clearly indicates that nominee Kavanaugh is lying about his professed respect for judicial precedent. It also confirms that—as Trump promised—Kavanaugh will indulge his profound disrespect for a woman’s fundamental rights by gutting Roe v. Wade. Of course he’ll bring that same reckless disregard for the rule of law to lay waste to countless other fundamental rights. Unless you act right now.

Don’t Let Trumpublicans Ram Through This Extremist Nominee. Send an email and call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to express your demand for a thoughtful, transparent confirmation process. An operator will connect you with your Senators.

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Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team

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1 Comment

  1. Mimi Kennedy

    Kavanaugh would be a disaster. He would like to serve a king. He is the opposite of an American thinker. Maybe he’s a nice guy. But he’s a horrible judge.