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Schumer Circles The Wagons Hard Against Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee And Hopes Republicans Will Join Him

Molly Prince on July 9, 2018

Minutes after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the next Supreme Court Justice, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted his opposition to the choice.

“I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same,” Schumer wrote. “The stakes are simply too high for anything less.”

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Schumer also released a statement clarifying his resistance saying that by nominating Kavanaugh, Trump has endangered American’s reproductive rights and health care protections, and a confirmation would “take away labor, civil, and human rights from millions of Americans.”

The New York senator contended that “With this pick, the president is making good on his pledge to ‘punish’ women for their choices.” He further used the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation’s approval of Kavanaugh to justify  his stance, referring to the organizations “special interest groups devoted to overturning Roe and striking down the Affordable Care Act.”

Schumer urged support from both parties to come together and block Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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