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Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements in response to the announcement made by President Trump tonight that he is nominating Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

Governor Malloy said, “It is hard to overstate just how disastrous a Justice Kavanaugh would be. It is not hyperbole to say that everything from marriage equality, to civil rights protections, to workers’ rights, to patient protections barring discrimination for preexisting conditions, to our already woefully inadequate gun safety laws would be in peril if President Trump’s nominee is confirmed. Most alarming however is Judge Kavanaugh’s avowed hostility to Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights. The purportedly pro-choice Republican senators should understand that a vote for Judge Kavanaugh is a vote to repeal Roe v. Wade. It’s that simple.

“Make no mistake, with extreme, right-wing Republicans controlling all levers of power in Washington, we face an uphill battle, but I am committed to standing with my Democratic colleagues in the United States Senate to do everything in our power to stop this nomination. Regardless of whether he is confirmed, we must uphold Connecticut’s laws to ensure that abortion remains safe and legal in our state.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “With the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump and Senate Republicans now jeopardize our nation’s progress for women’s rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, and health care. Our next Supreme Court justice must be a supporter of defending and advancing rights, not for impeding them. The future of our nation’s success is at stake and I urge the Senate to do everything in their power to stop this nomination from moving forward.”

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