Brett Kavanaugh is a judge on the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit & on @realDonaldTrump’s pre-approved list, having passed the “litmus test” on overturning Roe v. Wade & striking down protections for ppl w/ pre-ex conditions in the ACA. Here’s #WhatsAtStake if he’s confirmed:
Kavanaugh argued that the D.C. Circuit should consider a claim that the ACA was unconstitutional. Several of his fellow judges described Kavanaugh’s argument as a “flawed” “misread” of #SCOTUS precedent. #WhatsAtStake scotusblog.com/wp-content/upl…
Brett Kavanaugh would have helped the Trump administration keep a young girl in federal custody to prevent her obtaining constitutionally protected health care. #WhatsAtStake cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opini…
Kavanaugh has taken numerous positions that question his ability to be an indep. check on @POTUS, saying investigations of presidents should be deferred while in office & a president needn’t obey it when he “deems the law unconstitutional.” #WhatsAtStake minnesotalawreview.org/wp-content/upl…
Kavanaugh frequently sides with powerful interests rather than defending the rights of all Americans like when he argued that the FCC’s #NetNeutrality rule benefiting millions of consumers was unconstitutional. chamberlitigation.com/sites/default/…
Instead of picking a #SCOTUS nominee off a list pre-approved by powerful special interests, @realDonaldTrump should instead consult with @SenateDems & @SenateGOP to find a consensus, mainstream & independent nominee. #WhatsAtStake afj.org/wp-content/upl…

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Oct 4, 2018
After reviewing the additional background check documents on Judge Kavanaugh, four things are crystal clear.

First, the documents raise even more serious doubts in my mind about Judge Kavanaugh’s truthfulness.
Second, Judge Kavanaugh stated at his hearing that the individuals at the incident involving Dr. Ford refuted her version of events. From their own public statements, we knew that to be false, and nothing in this report changes that.
Third, it appears very clearly to me that the FBI was severely limited in which questions they could ask and which leads they could follow.
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Sep 11, 2018
17 years ago, my city and our country changed forever. Today, we remember the sacrifice & loss of those on and after #September11th. #NeverForget
New Yorkers and the rest of the country will #NeverForget the bravery so many showed - especially our first responders - on that terrible day.
That’s why I was proud to have worked to pass the #Zadroga Act to take care of their health and offer our first responders justice.
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Sep 9, 2018
It is becoming increasingly clear that Judge Kavanaugh has misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in a number of ways. This should raise immediate red flags for all Senators and the American public.
First, in his 2004 hearing, he told Sen Feinstein that the WH didn’t know about potential judicial nominees’ views on abortion in the vast majority of cases. But recently released emails show that he was often told about & discussed nominees’ views and ideology, including on Roe.
For example, a document produced for the Committee shows that Kavanaugh was told about the fact that a potential nominee for the Fifth Circuit was “pro-life.”
dropbox.com/sh/cc4u94lgync…
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Sep 3, 2018
Earlier this year, I introduced a new bill, the “Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act” to reform our broken labor laws & help the very workers we celebrate on #LaborDay to earn better wages.

This is especially important given the Trump Admin & GOP assault on worker rights & safety.
While President Trump promised to stand up for the working people in this country, his administration appears hell-bent on causing more harm to working families than good.

Here’s a few examples:

politico.com/story/2018/09/…

nytimes.com/2018/09/02/bus…

usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
President Trump’s rolling back much-needed reforms that keep workers safe, freezing pay for federal workers, or limiting the power of public sector unions will do nothing to help the working people in this country and instead only benefit the special interests and wealthiest.
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Aug 29, 2018
No amount of @realDonaldTrump tweets can change fact that real wages are declining; while cost of living– esp gas prices & health care costs, thanks in large part to GOP & Trump Admin–are continuing to climb, & families are struggling to choose which basic necessities to pay for.
Pres. Trump promised American workers a $4,000 raise, instead he blew up the deficit to give a tax cut that pads the pockets of the wealthiest Americans and the executives at the biggest corporations.
Relying solely on GDP numbers as a bellwether for how Americans are faring in the economy is a mistake. That's why @MartinHeinrich & I proposed new bill to require the Feds to report how growth is distributed across the income spectrum - alongside quarterly GDP reports.
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Aug 28, 2018
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018, nine years to the day since the death of his friend Senator Kennedy, our friend and colleague Senator John S. McCain passed away.
I can truly say that the time we spent together authoring and passing immigration reform were some of my proudest days in politics, in no small part because the success was shared with @SenJohnMcCain.
He was so many things to so many people. A fierce friend to those who were lucky enough to have earned his friendship. A real thorn in the side of those who earned his scorn. An unofficial ambassador for the US, a comfort to our allies & an unabashed champion for Western values.
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