Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement after President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next person to serve on the Supreme Court:
“Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is a judicial extremist who has no business on our highest court.
“Let’s be clear, a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to gut the Affordable Care Act, overturn Roe v. Wade, and turn back the clock on our fundamental rights. Judge Kavanaugh has a record of siding with powerful interests over consumers and workers and would fail to be an independent check on Trump.
“Texas Democrats will fight like hell to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination because we must protect the Affordable Care Act, women’s rights, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, unions, DREAMERs, the environment, our diverse communities — and children who are being torn away from their parents.”
“With this latest SCOTUS pick, the stakes have never been higher. We need to protect our democracy, take back Congress, and elect Democrats like Beto O’Rourke.”