King Cites Concerns About Supreme Court Nominee

Jul 11, 2018

Senator Angus King says he has concerns about the judicial record of President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. King cites Kavanaugh’s ambiguity on Roe v Wade, the Affordable Care Act’s required coverage of pre-existing conditions and his comments about Presidential immunity as points of concern.

“He’s already pretty much stated that he doesn’t think it’s appropriate to even investigate a sitting President, which I find kind of bizarre,” King says. “In law school I learned that no person is above the law.”

King says that he is continuing to read though hundreds of pages of Kavanaugh’s decisions and hopes to meet privately with Kavanaugh before he makes his decision on confirmation. King also says calls to his office are overwhelmingly opposed to Kavanaugh.

“This is a incredibly important appointment maybe one of the most important we’ll ever vote on for two reasons. It’s a Supreme Court justice, this is a lifetime job. Whoever is appointed will be in the job for thirty or forty years.”

King said the other reason is that the person will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered the swing vote on the court.