Schumer Circles The Wagons Hard Against Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee And Hopes Republicans Will Join Him

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Molly Prince Politics Reporter
Font Size:

Minutes after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the next Supreme Court Justice, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted his opposition to the choice.

“I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same,” Schumer wrote. “The stakes are simply too high for anything less.”

Schumer also released a statement clarifying his resistance saying that by nominating Kavanaugh, Trump has endangered American’s reproductive rights and health care protections, and a confirmation would “take away labor, civil, and human rights from millions of Americans.”

The New York senator contended that “With this pick, the president is making good on his pledge to ‘punish’ women for their choices.” He further used the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation’s approval of Kavanaugh to justify  his stance, referring to the organizations “special interest groups devoted to overturning Roe and striking down the Affordable Care Act.”

Schumer urged support from both parties to come together and block Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Follow Molly on Twitter

Send tips to molly@dailycallernewsfoundation.org

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.