Vice Chair Linda Sánchez Statement on Senate Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

October 6, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) today released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court:

“Typically, the judicial confirmation process is about learning more about where a nominee stands on the important issues that will affect our daily lives. However, what I, along with the rest of the country, have learned since Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination in July is he simply lacks the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court. Never before have I felt so strongly that a nominee to the Supreme Court is unfit to serve.

“It has been made clear to millions of Americans that the Republican Senate will always put politics and party ahead of doing what is best for our country. Throughout the confirmation process, Republicans in the Senate were dedicated to putting Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the highest court in the land, no matter what skeletons were uncovered. Today’s vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court marks a dark day for the Senate and our country.

“But with today’s vote by the Senate to confirm President Trump’s nominee, the entire country must hope that Justice Kavanaugh’s better angels will prevail. The responsibility of putting our Constitution and the values enshrined within it ahead of politics now falls squarely on Justice Kavanaugh. We can only wait and see.”