Executive Session (Kavanaugh Nomination)

Senator Reed: (8:54 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "The American people are watching this debate with serious, real-world concerns about what a Justice Kavanaugh would mean for them. They're worried they could wake up to news that a conservative 5-4 majority on the court has stripped them of their health insurance, abolished their right to privacy and control over their reproductive health or revoked their right to marry whomever they choose. A Supreme Court that continues to overturn laws that were enacted to prevent corporations and wealthy individuals from using their money to rig the political system. It is abundantly clear given Judge Kavanaugh's selection by special interest groups and the mad rush to confirm him at all costs that powerful interests are counting on him to further these trends, which point a future where political power is directly tied to wealth and status."