The AAPD (American Association of People with Disabilities) recently spoke out against the nominee for one of the most powerful positions in America. The reason? “...based on his previous rulings as a DC Circuit Court Judge that have devalued the lives and liberty of people with disabilities...Judge Kavanaugh’s rulings and statements on health care, self-determination, employment, and education threaten the rights of all Americans with disabilities.”
The sentiment is far from isolated. Ady Barkan, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, went so far as to partner with Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership to launch a Crowdpac campaign that would unleash funds supporting an opponent to Maine Senator Lisa Collins if she approves President Trump’s pick for Supreme Court. The group has raised over $1 million to date, with no signs of slowing down.
After public hearings conclude on Friday, the Judiciary Committee will send their recommendation to the Senate, who will then proceed to debate and vote on the candidate.