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PONAN Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh—
STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON TRUMP SCOTUS NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH
NEW YORK (July 10, 2018) — Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leader and President of National Action Network (NAN), released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s announcement of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court:
“If there’s one thing this year’s Supreme Court term has shown us, it’s the difference just one justice can make in the progress of our nation. President Trump’s pick of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy ensures the Supreme Court will be able to further Trump’s destructive agenda for decades to come.
“Some will pass this off as a middle of the road pick. Don’t be fooled. On every issue, Kavanaugh has proven to be an ideologue who will ignore our rights – working to take away a woman’s right to choose, challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act that has benefited millions of Americans, and ruling against workers and consumers at every turn.
“This is a fight for the soul of our country, and we at National Action Network call on the Senate to stop Kavanaugh’s nomination at any cost – his confirmation would be a disastrous attack on basic human rights.”