In Their Words: Americans Across The Country Voice Their Opposition To Kavanaugh

Americans across the country know the truth about Judge Kavanaugh: He would roll back women’s rights, the right to affordable and accessible health care, and would fail to be an independent check on the president. It’s clear why Kavanaugh is already one of the most unpopular Supreme Court nominees in recent history.


Americans agree that Kavanaugh is a threat to Americans’ health care:


“I am concerned about Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, as he has shown hostility to a person’s right to use birth control and to affordable health care. If he were on the Supreme Court, he would most likely try to limit my access to medication and surgeries that I will die without.” – Maine resident


“Unfortunately, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh threatens to roll back the progress that currently allows thousands of West Virginians to have affordable health care coverage that doesn’t discriminate against their health background.” – West Virginia resident


“This past week, Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States; and with it, access to health care.” – West Virginia resident


Americans agree that Kavanaugh is a threat to women’s rights:


“Anyone vetted by the Federalist Society and chosen by Trump will be opposed to a woman’s right to a medically safe abortion.” – Maine resident


“His comments on precedent are carefully couched in language that indicates he believes in precedent for federal judges, but not necessarily for Supreme Court judges — a troubling opinion for supporters of women's rights.” – Oregon resident


“Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is another one of his attempts to take rights away from women. Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of trying to block women from getting access to birth control and safe abortion, which is, unfortunately, not a new theme for the Trump administration.” – Ohio resident


“We might see the overturn of legal precedents such as Roe v. Wade, sending women’s health care back to the dark ages.” – Wisconsin resident


“Donald Trump is using the vacancy left by Anthony Kennedy’s retirement to further his agenda to strip us of our rights and our access to health care. That’s because Trump promised to appoint only biased justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and who would also strike down the Affordable Care Act. That means the right to access safe and legal abortion in this country is on the line.” – Tennessee resident


“Judge Kavanaugh has already ruled that employers should be able to deny their employees access to birth control. If he is on the Supreme Court he will further threaten our rights to make our own decisions about family planning.” – Maine resident


“Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court puts access to birth control and safe abortion at stake. This is a formidable thought for women across the country, as their ability to decide and plan their own reproductive futures could be stripped.” – New Hampshire resident


Americans agree that Kavanaugh would fail to be an independent check on the president:


“In his work, Kavanaugh has clearly stated that he believes a president is above the law and, as a matter of law, should not be faced with the demands of the legal process while in office. This contravenes a lawyer and judge’s duty to support and uphold the Constitution.” – Massachusetts resident


“As Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation looms in the immediate future, I am concerned about what his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court will bring. His record indicates a willingness to hold a U.S. president above the law, immune from prosecution while he is in office.” – Oregon resident


“President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court will likely have some part in ruling on the Mueller investigation. Who better for Trump in this regard than Brett Kavanaugh, who in the past has declared unequivocally his belief that sitting presidents are immune from any investigation into the morality or criminality of their actions?” – Maine resident


“In other words, this is not an average conservative nominee — this is an extremist who may well have been nominated because of his support for the concept of a presidency that would have such a lack of constraint that it might as well be a monarchy or dictatorship. The current presidency shows that we need more checks on presidential power, not less.” – Kentucky resident