Blumenthal, Murphy Pledge To Vote No On Kavanaugh

Bill Sencio
July 10, 2018 - 8:56 am

credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

WASHINGTON, DC (WTIC) - Liberal activists were at the U.S. Supreme Court last night, protesting President Trump's nomination of federal appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh to the bench to the nation's highest court. 

They were joined by Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who says he'll vote no when it's time to confirm Kavanaugh. "I say no to this nominee," he said. "Because in his writing and his record and his passing the Trump litmus test, he has shown that he would overturn Roe v. Wade, which is unacceptable to me." 

Blumenthal also voiced harsh criticism toward Trump, claiming the president believes he is "above the law." 

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy also says he will be a no vote on the nomination. 

Legal experts say that while Democrats may fight the nomination, their hands are tied due to the Republican majority in Congress and reduced ability to filibuster a vote on Kavanaugh.