Congresswoman Clark: ‘Today Is A Sad Day in The History of the Supreme Court’

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.

1990-1991 – Law clerk to Judge Walter Stapleton of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
1991-1992 – Clerks for Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
1992-1993 – Attorney with the Solicitor General’s Office at the Department of Justice.
1993-1994 – Serves as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
1994-1997 and 1998 – Associate counsel for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s Whitewater investigation, which leads to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
1997-1998 and 1999-2001 – Partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington.
2001-2003 – Serves as associate counsel and then senior associate counsel to President George W. Bush.
July 25, 2003 – Bush nominates Kavanaugh to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, but the Senate doesn’t vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination for almost three years.
July 2003-May 2006 – Serves as assistant and staff secretary to Bush.
May 26, 2006 – The Senate confirms Kavanaugh by a vote of 57-36.
May 30, 2006 – Appointed to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. He is sworn in by Justice Kennedy.
July 9, 2018 – President Donald Trump announces Kavanaugh as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Kennedy’s decision to retire.

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