Press Release

Jewish Dems Issue Warning to Republicans Following Confirmation of Kavanaugh

October 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court. In response, Halie Soifer, Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), issued the following statement: 

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is deeply disappointed with the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and issues a warning to Republicans who supported him – actions have consequences and your constituents will judge you harshly in November. One month before the elections, Americans are more determined than ever to vote in the midterms, and Democrats will not support those who supported the Kavanaugh nomination or his inherently flawed confirmation process.
Jewish Democrats know that the Republican majority rushed Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination through the Senate under the cloud of distrust, belligerence, and obfuscation. We know that the FBI investigation was intentionally limited in its scope, sidestepping numerous witnesses who could have corroborated credible allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. We know that this investigation was nothing more than a sham – indeed, it ended 48 hours before the artificially Republican-imposed deadline.
In addition, we know that Brett Kavanaugh is unsuited for the Supreme Court. The belligerence he demonstrated at last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing proved he lacks both the credibility and judicial temperament to serve on the Court. There is also significant evidence that Kavanaugh lied to Congress under oath, and would insert a political bias onto the Court that may undermine the strength of our judiciary. For these reasons and more, Jewish Democrats strongly oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and condemn those Senators who voted to put him on the Court.
Today’s vote is a stark demonstration of the importance of elections and the undeniable reality that elections matter. The Jewish Democratic Council of America understands that nothing less than the future of our democracy is at risk, and are more determined than ever to vote our values – and support Democratic candidates – in November.