Cicilline Statement on Justice Anthony Kennedy's Retirement

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:


“In light of the serious allegations of corruption that have been raised against the President, the ongoing Special Counsel investigation, and the standard Republicans set in 2016 when they denied Merrick Garland a single hearing on his Supreme Court nomination, I believe the Senate should wait until after the midterms to consider Justice Kennedy's replacement. The American people deserve to have a voice in this process."


"If the Senate doesn’t do that, the American people will be able to make their voices heard this November. Roe v. Wade will be on the ballot. Access to quality, affordable health care will be on the ballot. LGBT rights will be on the ballot. Clean air and safe drinking water will be on the ballot. The stakes could not be higher.”


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