Elizabeth Warren Says Kavanaugh is ‘Not a Done Deal’: He Was Prescreened By ‘Right-Wing Extremist Groups’
On Tuesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) assured Seth Meyers that President Donald Trump‘s nominee to the Supreme Court isn’t a guarantee.
Meyers said it was “striking” that progressives “aren’t making the same push” to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh from becoming the next Supreme Court justice as there was to prevent the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
“Do you think this is something that enough effort’s being put behind?” Meyers asked. “Or do you think it’s basically a done deal and he’s going to be our next justice?”
“Look, it is not a done deal,” Warren responded. “Donald Trump has made his nomination. And he picks somebody off a list that has been prescreened, prescreened by not one but two right-wing extremist groups.”
“I will say it’s just refreshing that anyone screens someone that Donald Trump picked,” Meyers joked. “Usually he just opens the door and like lets in like 15 people.”
Warren pointed out that the groups that vetted Kavanaugh want to overturn Roe v Wade and “government protecting health care for all Americans.”
“I remember the night that Donald Trump was sworn in, and I remember thinking- ‘Health care could disappear for tens of millions of Americans by next week because they now have the House, they have the Senate, they have the White House. They have the votes.’ And, I thought, ‘What have we got left to fight with?’ And the answer is all we got left is each other,” Warren said. “We’ve got the ability to come together to raise our voices, to be strong, to fight back, to make sure that this Washington hears us. And over healthcare, I’m thinking where do we get this army? And the next morning after the inauguration, anyone remember the women? The largest protest rally in the history of the world.”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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