Blumenthal, Murphy Hopeful SCOTUS Nominee Can Be Blocked

July 13, 2018 - 4:35 pm

credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two Democratic U.S. senators say they're hopeful there's a chance to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal told a crowd of about 100 people who gathered for a rally at the state Capitol Friday that the minority Democrats can use the power of public opinion to stop his confirmation. Blumenthal says public outcry helped scuttle Republican proposals to scrap the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Chris Murphy, who's seeking a second term, says the fight is to make sure the court "reflects the values of our nation, reflects the values of our state," including abortion rights and gay marriage.

Republican Senate candidates Matt Corey and Dominic Rapini back Kavanaugh. Corey says Kavanaugh is a "great pick" who will "interpret the Constitution as intended."