Engel Statement on Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

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Congressman Eliot Engel is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 16th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His new district, District 16, contains parts of the Bronx and Westchester County. In Westchester, it includes Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Scarsdale. Mamaroneck, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Eastchester, Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Hartsdale, and Rye City. In The Bronx, it includes Riverdale, Woodlawn, Edenwald, Baychester, Williamsbridge, Van Cortlandt Village, and Wakefield, and Co-op City.

WASHINGTON, DC — July 9, 2018 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“Unsurprisingly, the President has chosen another regressive ideologue to serve on the Supreme Court in Brett Kavanaugh. Over the course of a career that can only be described as hyper-partisan, Kavanaugh has demonstrated a history of anti-women, anti-labor, anti-consumer views, and his ultra-conservatism could turn back the clock on decades of American progress. The fact that Kavanaugh cut his teeth working under Kenneth Starr on the Clinton impeachment tells you almost everything you need to know. His appointment by George W. Bush to the federal bench was stalled for three years because of his partisan record, with Senator Ted Kennedy saying at the time Kavanaugh would be the ‘least experienced and most partisan appointee to the court in decades.’ And Kavanaugh is also on record as saying he believes the President of the United States should be exempt from both criminal prosecution and civil suits while in office. How convenient for our current Commander-in-Chief.

“There was a time when a Supreme Court pick like this was considered too outlandish, even for Republicans. But the GOP has so thoroughly lost its moral center that now this type of reckless choice is par for the course.

“When considering what to do next, Senate Democrats would be wise to remember the lessons learned during the ill-fated Merrick Garland nomination in 2016. There, Republicans completely ignored 200 years of etiquette and obliterated the process by which we appoint Supreme Court judges. They also got what they wanted. The Senate should, at the least, postpone consideration of this nomination until after the November elections.”

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SOURCE: Bryant Daniels, Director of Public Affairs, Congressman Eliot L. Engel.



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Comments 3

  1. Look it’s the system stupid. You are now on the losing side and they get to pick. Quit your crying and move on.

    The crazy thing about the supreme court is that both sides are happy to stack it with their idealogues when they are in power but shout from the rafters when they are not. Like crybabies in the school yard.

    Hard to believe that 9 people usually men can dictate the laws of the land when they are obviously biased. Great country my arse.

  2. Engel you sound like the type of person who got the shit kicked of him everyday when you were a kid-you never have a nice word to say about anyone except your flaming liberals.

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