27 Reactions From Liberals on Kavanaugh

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Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be his Supreme Court nominee, the left took to Twitter to air its grievances.

  1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Trump wants to put Brett Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS –but he can’t do it without a Senate majority. It’s time to fight: https://t.co/g0uNy6x2ow

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to health care for millions, opposed to the CFPB & corporate accountability, thinks Presidents like Trump are above the law – and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I'll be voting no.

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018

2. Democratic strategist Peter Daou, who advised Hilary Clinton

Dear Mitch McConnell, you are a #SupremeCourt THIEF. Your legacy will be that you stole a #SCOTUS pick from America's first black president. https://t.co/xCB6m9w6Ov

— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) July 10, 2018

3.  James Kosur of Hill Reporter

Donald Trump was colluding with Anthony Kennedy for months over the SCOTUS pick. I say colluding and not just negotiating because we know that's what Trump is best at.https://t.co/dfGZBdIXKW

— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) July 10, 2018

4. Christian pastor and author John Pavlovitz

Dear @TheDemocrats @HouseDemocrats @SenateDems,

If you were ever going to grow a spine and do what this country needs you to do, now would be the time.

Either this President is under the Law or he is above it.

Choose.#SCOTUS #BrettKavanaugh#SupremeCourt

— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) July 10, 2018

5. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

Brett Kavanaugh is an anti-consumer zealot, an opponent of preexisting condition protections, a critic of abortion rights and access to contraception, a Second Amendment radical, and a bad choice for the Supreme Court.

Not a close call. I will vote NO.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 10, 2018


The #NAACP knows Brett Kavanaugh well. We opposed his nomination to DC Circuit. His tenure on bench was exactly as we predicted. He is strong and consistent vote for wealthy and powerful. He must NOT be elevated to the SCOTUS. #SaveSCOTUS #ScotusPick

— NAACP (@NAACP) July 10, 2018

7. Commentator Al Sharpton

The nomination of Kavanaugh is a serious and immediate threat to civil rights,women’s rights, labor rights and LGBTQ rights. No confirmation

— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 10, 2018

No Dem should meet w/ Kavanaugh! The McConnell rule should apply, it cannot be used for Obama only.

— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 10, 2018

8. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be a rubber-stamp for an extreme, right-wing agenda pushed by corporations and billionaires. We must mobilize the American people to defeat Trump’s right-wing, reactionary nominee.

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 10, 2018

9.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

.@realDonaldTrump is using this nomination as a destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ people, communities of color & families, & to radically reverse the course of American justice & democracy. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh https://t.co/lUDbzInQZ3 pic.twitter.com/oq6954uChh

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 10, 2018

10. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

I will oppose Judge 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.
Read my full statement on #WhatsAtStake: https://t.co/BYtcB3LWWB #StopKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/5f2Bomxltb

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 10, 2018

11. Sarah Reese Jones, publisher and managing editor, Politicus USA

Never forget the man who was actually chosen for his moderate, bipartisan and widely respected temperament and ethics, and not because a president needed a Get Out of Jail Free pass. #ScotusPick pic.twitter.com/O4LtYRJAXc

— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 10, 2018

12.  NARAL Pro-Choice America

ICYMI: Trump’s White House sent reporters 34 testimonials in support of Brett Kavanaugh. Wanna take a *guess* how many of these testimonials came from women?

ZERO. 100% were men. Definitely no cause for us to worry that #SCOTUSPick is out to undermine our freedoms. pic.twitter.com/C39nsAAqTR

— NARAL (@NARAL) July 10, 2018

13.  Planned Parenthood Action Fund

It's clear our constitutional right to access abortion is on the line. You don't even need to take our word for it. ?? #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/QyimJjSmLm

— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) July 10, 2018

14. Director and screenwriter Joss Whedon

Even CONSIDERING this nomination will cement the first American dictatorship #KavaNO

— Joss Whedon (@joss) July 10, 2018

15.  Filmmaker Michael Moore

What else do you need to know about Brett Kavanaugh other than he worked with Ken Starr to impeach Clinton, worked to help W win Bush v Gore Supreme Court case, and worked in both Bush White Houses. Recommended to Bush to put Alito and Roberts on the Court. He must be stopped.

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 10, 2018

16.  Actor John Cusack

Contradicting himself as a partisan lackey all by himself – just lay his job record against his legal positions – who you gonna believe -him or your lying eyes -worked for Ken star- but a president shouldn’t be indicted –
Trump picked his very own Supreme con https://t.co/nYeWF3G0rq

— John Cusack (@johncusack) July 10, 2018

17.  Imani Gandy of Rewire News

Brett Kavanaugh is not a moderate
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— Imani Gandy o—€ (@AngryBlackLady) July 10, 2018

18.  Marielena Hincapié, executive director, National Immigration Law Center

The stakes have never been higher for our country. It is up to us to call our Senators and ensure they do their job: Reject Kavanaugh as unfit for SCOTUS. #StopKavanaugh

— Marielena Hincapié (@MarielenaNILC) July 10, 2018

19. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

A vote for President Trump’s Judge Kavanaugh is a vote to end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions and go back to the bad-old days when insurance companies were in charge & people would have to pay more, or be cut off from care, simply for being sick.

— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) July 10, 2018

2o. The Human Rights Campaign

1/ WHAT’S AT STAKE with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to #SCOTUS? Here’s what you need to know! ? pic.twitter.com/kqfZHEcMjH

— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 10, 2018

21. Vox founder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein

Barrett was the right pick if Trump's top priority was smoothing the politics of overturning Roe. Kavanaugh was the right pick if Trump's top priority was protecting himself from criminal investigation.

And so Kavanaugh was the pick. https://t.co/YorWGN10Rc pic.twitter.com/dcCn6RWN3y

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 10, 2018

22.  Sierra Magazine

If you’re a president being investigated for a lot of things, a pick like Kavanaugh is nearly irresistible. #SCOTUS https://t.co/RVkHOtZLGn

— Sierra Magazine (@Sierra_Magazine) July 10, 2018

23. Earth Justice

BREAKING: Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. We oppose this choice because it jeopardizes people’s ability to rely on the courts to protect their health, safety, and the environment. #SCOTUSpick https://t.co/EieBEbn0mG

— Earthjustice (@Earthjustice) July 10, 2018

24. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

There are many reasons why this #SCOTUS nominee shouldn't move forward—now we need to fight & make our voices heard. Call Republican senators & demand they reject this nomination: 202-224-3121. Remember: “The power of the people is always greater than the people in power.”

— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) July 10, 2018

25. Palmer Report

Brett Kavanaugh spells his name with one "K" because three would be too obvious #SCOTUS

— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 10, 2018

26. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Brett Kavanaugh's views are far outside the mainstream when it comes to health care, executive power, privacy and gun safety. We need a nominee who understands that the court must protect the rights of all Americans, not just political interest groups and the powerful. #SCOTUS

— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) July 10, 2018

27. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, represents a direct and fundamental threat to the rights and health care of hundreds of millions of Americans. I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court. #SCOTUSpick

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 10, 2018