Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) does not support President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and warns he will "undermine our health-care laws" and would "rule against reproductive rights and freedoms."
Schumer said that by choosing Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court, Trump has "put reproductive rights and freedoms and health-care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block. His own writings make clear that he would rule against reproductive rights and freedoms, and that he would welcome challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act."
Kavanaugh was on a list of 25 people vetted and approved by the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation, Schumer said, both "special interest groups devoted to overturning Roe and striking down the Affordable Care Act." He won't be an "impartial judge on behalf of all Americans," Schumer continued, and he plans on opposing Kavanaugh's nomination "with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less." Catherine Garcia