Hillary Clinton warned that the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would “reverse decades of progress” that the left has made on women’s, civil and gay rights during her speech Friday to the American Federation of Teachers.
“This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for worker’s rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including those to make our own health decisions,” she said, according to the Daily Caller. “It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of the Court for decades and to reverse decades of progress.”
“You know, I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s,” she added. “Now I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s. These will be urgent fights. The stakes could not be higher.”
Clinton’s statement echoes what former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said when he tweeted that Kavanaugh’s nomination “will threaten the lives of millions of Americans.”
Progressives have mobilized against Kavanaugh with left-wing group Demand Justice committing $5 million to try and derail the nomination, with Naral Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America expected to spend slightly less.