FRAMINGHAM – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Today is a sad day in the history of the Supreme Court. During the nomination process, Judge Kavanaugh demonstrated he does not have the necessary temperament, veracity, or impartiality to serve on our nation’s highest court,” said Congresswoman Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts who represents Framingham, Ashland, and Natick.
The U.S. Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. One Democrat votes yes and 49 voted no. All 48 Republicans senators voted yes.
“The Senate had an opportunity to show the American people – especially our young people – that character matters and credible accusations of sexual assault will be taken seriously. Unfortunately, they were more interested in scoring a political win,” said Rep. Clark.
Both Massachusetts senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey voted no.
“But this moment is about so much more than one Supreme Court Justice. It is about who and what we value as a nation. This vote signaled that one person’s assent was more important than the experiences of women who stood nothing to gain from coming forward, but did so out of patriotism.,” said Rep. Clark in a statement.
Kavanaugh graduated from Yale College in 1987 and Yale Law School in 1990.