Washington, D.C. – Following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement concerning his retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement:
“Majority Leader McConnell once said that “the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice,” so he should ensure that’s the case and follow his own rule. The Senate should only consider this nomination when a new Senate is seated in January.
"Thus far, the Trump Administration has nominated many far-right judges that put the interests of big corporations ahead of justice and fairness for all Americans. If an individual from the list provided to candidate Donald Trump by far-right organizations like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society is nominated, then I am highly unlikely to support that nominee. Justices who sit on the most important court in the world, should not be selected by corporate interests and extreme right organizations.
"Over and over again, the current Supreme Court majority has only represented the interests of extreme right-wing ideologues and big corporations. In this term, the Supreme Court has issued rulings that would decimate labor unions, deny many Americans their right to vote and allow partisan gerrymandering to continue. This nation deserves a Supreme Court Justice who will be guided by the principle of equal justice under the law for all Americans.”