Senator Sherrod Brown to vote against Kavanaugh

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Senator Sherrod Brown to vote against Kavanaugh

Americans don’t need justices who will side with insurance companies over cancer survivors, financial scammers over customers, or massive corporations over workers.

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The Columbus Dispatch: As expected, Sherrod Brown to vote against Kavanaugh

Jack Torry – August 24, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will oppose the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, making his announcement just days after meeting with the federal appeals court judge.

Although Brown’s decision on Friday was expected, he took more time in announcing his opposition to Kavanaugh. Last year he said he would vote against Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch just hours after President Donald Trump nominated him to the high court.

“After thoroughly reviewing his record, meeting with him face-to-face, and listening to Ohioans, I am convinced Judge Kavanaugh would side with special interests over working people and threaten the rights of Ohioans,” Brown said.

“Special interests already have armies of lobbyists and lawyers on their side,” Brown said. “Working people need justices who will put their rights first, not justices who will side with insurance companies over cancer survivors, financial scammers over customers, or massive corporations over American workers.”

Brown’s decision still does not provide Democrats with enough votes to block Kavanaugh’s nomination. The Republicans control the Senate, 50-49, and if every GOP senator supports the nomination, Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a strong Kavanaugh supporter, has helped prepare the judge for next month’s Senate confirmation hearings.