Author: MPower Change Action | Date: 07 October 2018
New York, NY - Yesterday, the Republican Senate majority voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. In response, Mohammad Khan, Campaign Director of MPower Change Action, the largest Muslim-led social and racial justice organization in the U.S., released the following statement:
“We are reeling in disappointment and anxiety because a dangerously right-wing judicial operative - one who believes that both Trump and himself are above the law - has been appointed to the Supreme Court. Muslim, immigrant, and refugee communities can still feel the open wound from this summer’s Muslim Ban ruling. Today’s decision confirms that the Court will continue to rubber-stamp more dangerous policies that harm, dehumanize, and exclude people of color.
“Along with his belligerence, dishonesty, and the multiple credible allegations of sexual assault against him, Kavanaugh’s fealty to Trump and belief in the unitary executive are frightening for anyone who values democracy. It’s a shame that Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment will give the green light to an administration that continues to codify xenophobia, racism, and anti-Muslim bigotry into official U.S. policy. Without a crucial check on executive power, the government will continue to dismantle democracy and uphold white nationalism.
“November is coming. We will protest, we will vote, and we will organize until we have reunited our families and communities and put a political price on Islamophobia and bigotry.”