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AFP-PA Applauds the Trump Administration on Nomination of Kavanaugh and Urges Swift Confirmation

Jul 9, 2018 by AFP

Grassroots group will commit full capabilities in support of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) on Monday applauded the Trump Administration for nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit with bipartisan support. AFP will commit seven-figures to paid advertising and grassroots engagement in support of his confirmation

Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Senator Bob Casey issued blanket opposition to any Trump nominee to the Supreme Court. He doubled down on that obstructionism on Monday, saying, “I will oppose the nomination the President will make tonight because it represents a corrupt bargain with the far Right, big corporations, and Washington special interests.”

“By nominating Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump has delivered on his promise to choose a true defender of the Constitution. Brett Kavanaugh is a jurist with sterling credentials, strong integrity, and an outstanding commitment to interpreting the law as written. Judge Kavanaugh knows it is not the role of the Supreme Court to drive a political agenda or set policy,” said AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford. “Unfortunately, Senator Casey is once again obstructing progress in order to score political points by threatening to deny Pennsylvanians and all Americans the fully-functioning judiciary they deserve. It is disappointing to see Casey put politics over doing what’s right for Pennsylvanians. We are ready, willing, and able to activate our grassroots teams to drive the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”

Brett Kavanaugh, a graduate of Yale Law School and former clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, received bipartisan support in 2006 for his confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. During his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a commitment to the rule of law and is widely respected for his principled approach to interpreting the Constitution as written

Americans for Prosperity will commit seven-figures to paid advertising and grassroots engagement in support of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Door and phone scripts have already been deployed to each of the 36 AFP state chapters and a first round of mail and door hangers will be deployed in the coming weeks in Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, North Dakota, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Later this month, AFP will host events, tele-townhalls, and Facebook live conversations with key lawmakers about the proper role of the courts and the importance of confirming jurists who interpret the law as written.

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724. 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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