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Ben Jealous Statement on Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to Supreme Court

Former National President and CEO of the NAACP Opposed Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Larry Hogan Did Not Take Position

Silver Spring, MD – TODAY, Saturday, October 6, 2018, Ben Jealous, Former National President and CEO of the NAACP, released the following statement in response to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Today is a deeply frustrating and unsettling moment in our nation’s history – a day when the voices of tens of millions of Americans, and so many survivors of sexual assault, were ignored so that one party could further politicize the highest court in our land. It was a clear repudiation of a country calling out for gender equality and cultural change.

“This new, more conservative court will put Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, further rig our economy in favor of the billionaires and giant corporations, strip away voting rights, and tear apart the Affordable Care Act. Generations of Marylanders will be harmed by this new court’s reckless conservative ideology.

“The people of our state and our nation will not forget who ignored their voices and refused to stand in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, including Larry Hogan. We will never stop working for the systemic change necessary to create a more just America and a more equal Maryland. November is coming and Maryland is ready to vote for that change.”

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