Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Shares 'Concern' Over Prez Trump Supreme Pick


Here's a look at some of the local arguments against the recent choice of the Prez and a quick dive into the legal history of the nominee. TKC highlighted the main points . . .

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Congressman Cleaver Expresses Concern Over President’s Choice for SCOTUS Nominee

June 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement on the selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the nominee for the next Supreme Court Justice.

"Granted by the authority given to him under the constitution, President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. While it is the President’s duty to nominate a justice, the Senate is given the responsibility of vetting and either confirming or denying the President’s selection.

After studying various decisions written by Judge Kavanaugh on some of the prominent issues of our time, I would be very concerned about the future of the highest court in the land, should he be confirmed.

Whoever becomes our next Supreme Court justice, he/she will have the ability to cast the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, to strike down pre-existing condition protections in the ACA, to roll back LGBTQ rights, to weaken American workers’ right to unionize, to eliminate affirmative action, and to strip away so many other rights that Americans currently appreciate. With this much at stake, it is essential that the Senate take a long look at past decisions and vet this nominee with the utmost scrutiny.

Below are only a few of the troubling decisions written by Judge Kavanaugh:

- Judge Kavanaugh has taken numerous positions that question his ability to be an independent check on the President, stating that investigations of presidents should be deferred while in office and a president needn’t obey it when he “deems the law unconstitutional.”

- Judge Kavanaugh argued that the D.C. Circuit should consider a claim that the ACA was unconstitutional. [CITE]

- Judge Kavanaugh argued that the Trump administration could keep a young girl in federal custody to prevent her obtaining constitutionally-protected health care. [CITE]

I have little doubt that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man and a legal expert, but his history on critical issues has been less than satisfactory and certainly not enough to warrant a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Confirmation of the next Supreme Court justice will shape the court for decades to come. It is not a decision to be taken lightly, especially when the very fundamental rights that many of us rely upon are at risk.”

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO)
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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reverend Deadbeat's history on truth and honesty has been less than satisfactory and certainly not enough to warrant a congressional seat

Anonymous said...

Cleavages statements against the nominee is a ringing endorsement to me. Retire you worthless ass.

Anonymous said...

Meager
Limp
Kongressman

Anonymous said...

They interviewed Cleaver on Fox Business and he was incoherent. He is a blithering old fool.

Anonymous said...

Toob bad for Cleaver only the Senate votes on Supreme Court nominations. The House of Representatives is not reliable or important enough. Cleaver is not important at all. He is a worthless old piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

I'm concerned everyday about how dangerous, inconvenient, and expensive highway 71 is. It should be a part of I-49 and cleaver put a stop to that. no one talks about this

Anonymous said...

The most pressing issue is how will he rule on CAR WASHES?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody believe that Cleaver has actually "studyi[ed] various decisions written by Judge Kavanaugh on some of the prominent issues of our time?" Didn't think so. The Ninth Commandment is "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Maybe Reverend (!) Cleaver can preach a sermon on how that does not apply to him.

Anonymous said...

Go away Cleve.

Anonymous said...

I’m sharing my “concern” why is the Cleav still alive?

Anonymous said...


Well I'm concerned over Cleaver's LIES!

Anonymous said...

As usual, Cleaver spends his days writing meaningless letters. I guess he's forgotten about his civility campaign.

Anonymous said...

Maturity
Loves
Kavanaugh

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for that follow-up from TKC regarding Emanuel Cleaver II and III.

You gave him that heads-up warning to address the problem before it became public knowledge, but then you never followed up, did you?

It gives the impression that you're protecting Cleaver. Is that a wrong conclusion?

Greedo said...

^^^ Follow-up on what.

TKC reported on E3's contradictions and then called him out on it when he did not answer a request for comment.

Protecting Cleaver? Lulz. That is quite an imagination on you @9:42. Cleaver had better protection than a boobie blog. (sorry Tony).

Don't give into that conspiracy garbage. It'll make you crazy. If you you've got some info, then post it. But don't play spy games, it's silly.

Retro ROCKER said...

Cleaver is A PREACHER and an actor. And Being a Preacher he supports Abortion. KAVANAUGH IS A HONEST AND DECENT FAMILY MAN. THE LEFT IS SOON TO BE TOAST. THEY LET THE COMMUNIST TAKE OVER THE PARTY ALONG WITH MAXINE WATER SHIFT NANCY PELOSI CLAIR IS MOVING FAR TO THE LEFT. THIS WILL BE FUN TO WATCH THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS FELL FROM POWER.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ So he only wins with 60% of the vote next time?

Anonymous said...

Would be nice if car wash Cleave would focus on and improve his district.

Anonymous said...

I am going to sue every registered voter in Cleaver's district if you re-elect this tax evading preacher. You're inflicting mental torture on everyone else in the Kansas City area by having him rail against everything good.