Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Statement on the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court:
"I am deeply disappointed in the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh's nomination clearly demonstrated that he did not have the integrity, judicial temperament and impartiality for a seat on the nation’s highest court.
"Instead of taking allegations of sexual misconduct seriously, Senate Republicans doubled down and forced his confirmation through the Senate. His confirmation is a serious setback for equity and justice and sends a loud message to sexual assault survivors that they will not be believed.
"His deeply partisan confirmation is a threat to immigrants and communities of color across the country. This unnecessarily rushed confirmation comes at a time when the Supreme Court will play a critical role in determining the fate of Dreamers and TPS holders, the government’s authority to conduct indefinite family detention, and to include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census.
“The country deserves a better Supreme Court Justice than Judge Kavanaugh. His likely ideological and anti-immigrant decisions will deal a devastating blow to immigrant families and ultimately result in more deportations and family separation."
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