Farhana Khera on Kavanaugh: “A Rubber-Stamp for Discriminatory and Bigoted Policies”

Muslim Civil Rights Group Urges Senate Rejection of Kavanaugh

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. Khera sent a public letter to the Senate last week opposing the nominee, stating that “in a range of contexts, as both jurist and lawyer, Judge Kavanaugh has prioritized the interests of the majority over those of vulnerable minorities.”

“Less than two years into Trump’s presidency, an indefinite Muslim Ban and a hostile repudiation of equal rights have been cemented into our nation’s history. America needs, and deserves, a Supreme Court justice who will protect all Americans and not be a rubber-stamp for discriminatory and bigoted policies.

Unfortunately, Judge Kavanaugh’s record, even from the limited view America has been allowed to see, makes clear that a confirmed Justice Kavanaugh will only further threaten to erode our nation’s promise of freedom, justice and equality for all.

We urge the Senate to reject this nominee.”

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.