Alexandra Chandler is running for Congress in MA-3 and I am her deputy campaign manager. I wanted to share her complete statement on Trump’s SCOTUS pick:
Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court, and he will likely shape the future of our country for generations to come.
In 2016, Mitch McConnell blocked Merrick Garland from filling Justice Scalia’s seat. Now, McConnell and the President are teaming up to steamroll Kavanaugh to confirmation. His extensive record indicates he will put ordinary Americans last, and special interests and corporations first, in a 5-4 ideologically extreme majority on our Supreme Court. The rights of workers, women, immigrants, and LGBT people are particularly vulnerable, and the protection of our environment. But Kavanaugh’s views on executive power are possibly the most disturbing aspect of his nomination.
Now is not the time for the President, who is under an investigation that could make its way to the Supreme Court — to be allowed to appoint a justice who has written about why presidents should be exempt from “time-consuming and distracting” investigations, especially in “times of financial or national security crisis.”
The Senate should refuse to consider Brett Kavanaugh, let alone confirm him, until the Mueller investigation is complete.
But if they do confirm him, we will need a new Congress that is ready to do what an ever-more extreme Supreme Court will not: defend our rights, and to be a check on the President’s power. The incoming class of representatives from the 2018 election will make the difference to millions of Americans’ daily lives. The best course of action we have to stop the damage to our democracy from the executive and the judicial branches is to check them with the legislative branch.
I’ll be #ReadyOnDayOne to check this Administration at home and abroad. I’m a former Intelligence Community leader and a law school graduate. I know the law, and I have expertise from community healthcare to LGBTQ advocacy. I was standing with striking workers earlier today, and have protested in front of ICE.
Join me: https://www.alexandrachandler.com/join-us/. I’m a fighter, and I’m ready to stand up for your rights, for equality, and for justice. #MA3 #mapoli #SaveSCOTUS