For Immediate Release
September 25, 2018
Contact: Karina Martínez | Karinam@mifamiliavota.org
MFV: Kavanaugh Unfit for U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony of Christine Blasey Ford regarding sexual abuse allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavnaugh, Mi Familia Vota Executive Director Ben Monterroso issued the following statement:
“Brett Kavanaugh’s lack of good judgment is shown by his refusal to withdraw from a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today’s hearing proved an undeniable fact: Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the high court.
“Kavanaugh has a harrowing trail of accusations of sexual misconduct or sexual abuse by women like Christine Blasey Ford, whose brave, credible and unshakeable testimony at today’s hearing will go down in history as an inspiration for abused women to come forward, and as a lesson for men, particularly politicians, to respect women’s rights.
“Even before the sexual abuse allegations became known to the public, Kavanaugh was seen as a nominee who would advance the ideological goals of this president, and disregard the law. Not only does the nominee have a blatant disregard for the rights of minorities and immigrants, his past rulings indicate his indisposition to uphold Constitutional rights for all and to follow legal precedents that guard our protections under the law. Additionally, Kavanaugh could potentially be responsible for deciding the future of DACA recipients and the fate of those trapped in Trump’s family separation policy. As a Justice, he would have the power to inflict long-lasting harm to our communities.
“President Trump has a history of selecting candidates who are unfit to hold positions of power; Brett Kavanaugh will rank as the worst, because the Supreme Court deserves a justice who is beyond reproach and without scandal. (We won’t forget that Trump was accused of sexual misconduct or assault by 19 women, and that the GOP defended and supported him despite the incongruence with our national values.)
“Kavanaugh was the wrong choice for women, Latinos, for minorities, and all those who want to see our country reach its ideals, and we will make sure voters remember this record in the midterm election that is approaching.
“A Justice is nominated by the president, but our elected officials determine whether to make this confirmation. We are urging our community to also make their voices heard ahead of the elections and to call the Senate (1-855-272-3909).”
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.