Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Nominee Kavanaugh Has Egregious Record of Undermining Reproductive Rights

Jul 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court:

"Brett Kavanaugh is a far-right choice to sit on our nation’s highest court. He has an egregious record of undermining a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions—from stopping a woman from accessing an abortion to allowing a woman’s boss to deny her birth control coverage.
"While President Trump has made his loyalty to corporations and disdain for women and minorities known over the past 18 months, the confirmation of a justice who shares his loyalties will leave a permanent imbalance on the court and could erode the rights of millions.

"Within the next year, the Supreme Court will not only evaluate the future of health care access, voting rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, labor rights, and our environment, it may decide the President’s guilt or innocence in the Mueller Investigation. I strongly urge my Senate counterparts not to approve any nominee who was chosen by President Trump until the investigation into his campaign's collusion with Russia has concluded.”