LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez released the following statement after Senator Susan Collins announced that she will be voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, all but solidifying his confirmation as Supreme Court Justice:
“It is a sad day when someone who can scream, cry, and brag about how much they love beer because stakes are high can be confirmed to the highest court in the land. A man who cries about unfair treatment and partisan politics upon his accuser coming to light, and during a job interview for a position where one needs to be judicious, fair, and level-headed, should never be put on the Supreme Court, no matter what President nominates them.
“The GOP’s frantic movement to push through Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is clearly an effort to put a conservative on the bench before the midterms because they are terrified of losing the Senate, when the President would have no choice but to nominate a moderate.
“We must never forget that a woman’s account of sexual assault was swept under the rug and all but ignored by the Republicans for partisan gain. The amount of back door politicking and dubious practices should concern everyone, and it lights a fire under us to ensure that the GOP is stripped of their legislative power come November 6, 2018.”