September 19, 2018

Cortez Masto: Kavanaugh Stance on Women’s Right to Choose Extreme & Disqualifying

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“After carefully reviewing Judge Kavanaugh’s record and listening to his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have determined that his stance on a woman’s right to choose is extreme and disqualifies him from a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

“From his challenge of Roe v. Wade as ‘settled law’ during his time as a White House attorney to his far-fetched dissent denying a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in detention from accessing an abortion, I have no doubt that his confirmation would tip the balance of the Supreme Court to end Roe v. Wade and imperil American women’s reproductive freedom.”