Schumer Statement On Judge Kavanaugh’s Concerning Views Regarding Presidential Power

July 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s concerning views that the unanimous 1974 Supreme Court ruling that forced President Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes have been wrongly decided:

According to his own words, Brett Kavanaugh even believes the 8-0 decision that held Richard Nixon accountable was wrongly decided. It bodes very poorly for any decision that Kavanagh might make to hold President Trump accountable.

“It is also very confounding that the common thread that has emerged thus far in the cases that Kavanaugh is willing to openly criticize is their relation to presidential power and accountability. But because he has demonstrated a willingness to express his views on existing Supreme Court precedents, he must be able to answer direct questions on stare decisis on many other matters, including Roe and healthcare.”