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Murphy and Blumenthal Both Announce Opposition to New SCOTUS Nominee Within 60 Minutes

July 10, 2018 By Staff
Murphy and Blumenthal Both Announce Opposition to New SCOTUS Nominee Within 60 Minutes

Connecticut's two senators have not met with Brett Kavanaugh. Yet, within an hour, both announced their opposition to him.

At 9 p.m. eastern time on Monday night, President Donald Trump announced he will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

At 9:08 p.m., Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), an active tweeter, argued Kavanaugh “is being chosen to overturn Roe [v. Wade].”

In case it was not clear, Murphy – a possible 2020 presidential candidate – joined many of his fellow liberal senators and possible presidential candidates in confirming he will vote no on Kavanaugh’s nomination, with a tweet at 9:59 p.m.

Eleven minutes earlier, at 9:48 p.m., Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) confirmed he, too, will vote no.

Neither Murphy nor Blumenthal have met with Kavanaugh. Blumenthal serves an important role on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and would presumably merit a meeting with Kavanaugh if he chooses to request one.

Apparently, though, Connecticut’s senators already know all they need to know.