Pelosi Statement on Retirement Announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy:

“With the resignation of Justice Kennedy, President Trump and Senate Republicans now threaten to destroy a generation of progress for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, workers’ rights and health care.

“As Leader McConnell insisted the last time a Supreme Court seat became vacant in an election year, ‘The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.’  Now, the American people will see whether Senate Republicans will heed their own rule, or rashly proceed to confirm a nominee who could radically alter the course of American justice for decades.

“The future of our democracy is at stake.”

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