For Immediate Release:
Monday, July 9, 2018
Aaron Ford Statement On Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Las Vegas, NV -- In response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, Aaron Ford, candidate for Nevada Attorney General, issued the following statement:
“The United States Supreme Court holds the sacred responsibility of safeguarding our Constitution and our most basic rights. Recently, those rights have been under attack, from civil rights, voting rights, the right to bargain collectively, women’s rights, and a myriad of other liberties protected by our nation’s laws.
Unfortunately for Nevada, President Trump is intent on nominating a justice who represents a threat to those rights including a willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade. By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump threatens all women’s constitutional right to choose -- a right supported by the majority of Nevadans and enshrined in decades of settled judicial precedent. Nevadans deserve a Supreme Court justice who will apply the law fairly and will protect the well-established rights of all Americans, not someone who brings a political or partisan bias to the bench. As Nevada Attorney General, I will fiercely defend our constitutional rights, including a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, to the right to vote and our civil rights.”