TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Opponents of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court visited Senator Marco Rubio’s office at the Florida Capitol Tuesday, asking the Republican lawmaker to vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Members of several left-leaning groups spoke to Rubio’s Tallahassee staffers and delivered a letter detailing their opposition to Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexually assaulting women while in high school and college.
A full confirmation vote could happen as early as Friday, with Senators almost evenly split for or against Kavanaugh, who vehemently denied the accusations during a US Senate hearing last week.
Dorothy Inman-Johnson with the Progressive Leadership Council of North Florida says her opposition goes beyond the allegations of sexual assault.
“A lifetime Supreme Court judge with the temperament that Kavanaugh demonstrated in those hearings last week is a danger,” said Inman-Johnson.
In a statement late last week, Senator Rubio said he will support Kavanaugh’s confirmation when a final vote is taken. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, who is in a tight battle for reelection next month with Governor Rick Scott, has stated he will vote against the confirmation.
Judge Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump in July to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the nation’s highest court.