Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Condemns Kavanaugh Confirmation

October 6, 2018
Press Release
Says it is a sad day for our judiciary

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed disappointment at today’s Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and made the following statement: 


“One of the Ten Commandments dating back to the 12th Century B.C. condemns ‘bearing false witness,’ or lying, which is what we saw Kavanaugh do repeatedly during his Senate confirmation hearing. He lied about his drinking. He lied about the meaning of offensive language in his high school year book. I think he lied about sexual abuse and blacking out. He was evasive about his service in the George W. Bush White House, dissembled about his work on Kenneth Starr’s anti-Clinton crusade and deflected questions about his evolving view of presidential immunity. His partisan tirade showed the whole country he does not have the temperament to be a Circuit Court judge, much less a Supreme Court justice. He showed the Senate disrespect. He is profoundly unqualified for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. This is a bad day for the Senate, for the truth and for the Supreme Court.”