Several Democratic senators considered contenders for the party’s 2020 White House nomination quickly came out in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
Democratic Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand were among the senators who said on Monday night that they would oppose Kavanaugh.
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court. Specifically, as a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, his nomination presents an existential threat to the health care of hundreds of millions of Americans,” Harris said in a statement just minutes after Trump announced his selection.
Booker added separately that Kavanaugh should be a “non-starter” for every senator.
“The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is enormously concerning and I’m strongly opposed to it,” he said.
“The American people deserve the opportunity to make their voices heard in November about this lifetime appointment,” Gillibrand said.
Read more at The Hill.