On Tuesday dozens rallied in New Haven hoping to send a message that President Donald’s Trump nominee to U.S. Supreme Court must be blocked.
“I’m concerned about the future,” said Gail Haas of Milford.
Outside the Superior Court in New Haven, protesters worried Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s addition to the nation’s highest court could endanger a host of issues, including workers’ rights, gun control and abortion rights.
“I think there’s a real threat to health care and to women’s rights,” said Julie Miller of New Haven.
The federal appeals judge graduated from Yale in 1987 and from Yale Law School in 1990.
While most in the crowd were against his nomination, a small group from Students for Life made their voices heard and hope the 53-year-old joining the court could lead to a reversal of Roe v. Wade.
“I think so, yes. We’re pretty positive about that. It’s an important issue for us,” said Chris Kelly of Stamford.
While Connecticut’s senators have blasted the pick, this group realizes there’s more work to be done to get other lawmakers and people across the nation to potentially stop the nomination.
“They need to fight for our country. We need to be together on this,” said Sarah Bromley of Milford.
Kavanaugh is receiving support from the CCDL – a gun rights group in the state – which notes his record of upholding the Second Amendment.
On Tuesday the judge met with Senate leaders, though his confirmation process could take months.