CAIR-SFBA Decries Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

We are in difficult times, and it’s clear that we have serious fights ahead of us.

CAIR-SFBA Decries Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s decisions have very real consequences for the people the court is meant to protect and serve.

San Francisco, CA -- Following the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, the San Francisco Bay Area office of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the following statement:

“As an American Muslim woman and a civil rights lawyer, I am disgusted that the U.S. Senate was willing to demonstrate this level of disrespect for our legal system,” said Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of CAIR-SFBA. “American Muslims are among a number of communities who have already faced increased hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump. Now, in addition to a white supremacist president who has been accused of sexual misconduct by 22 women, we have a temperamental, hyper-partisan, alleged sex abuser confirmed with a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court.”

“The Supreme Court’s decisions have very real consequences for the people the court is meant to protect and serve. With clearly bigoted proposals -- like the Muslim Ban and the rescission of Dreamers’ immigration benefits -- being decided on by our highest court, we cannot afford to have someone as reckless and partisan as Brett Kavanaugh on the bench.”

“We are in difficult times, and it’s clear that we have serious fights ahead of us. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that the American people come together and remain ever vigilant in our collective fight for justice and equality. As always, organizations like CAIR will continue to act as pillars of strength and hold our elected officials and legal system accountable.”