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Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

October 6, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a vote of 50-to-48.

“This is a transformative moment in our history where women are speaking out and taking great risks to make their voices heard. While our Constitution and its subsequent amendments guarantee equality for women, we as a country have yet to fulfill that promise. Unfortunately, some people want to go back in time. They believe that an “enlightened” world of white males is what makes this country great.

Today, a black mark in our history was made by a President who forcefully elevated to the Supreme Court a man who was not properly investigated, committed perjury before the U.S. Senate, and has neither the moral character nor judicial temperament to be a judge in any court in the United States of America. 

In times like these, things do not come easily – they come with a struggle, but we cannot let our voices be silenced. This is a country that should inspire merit irrespective of gender, ethnicity, or sexual preference. We must keep fighting for justice, equality, and a better America.”