Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Americans who do not believe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should sit on the high court to cast their vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
“Our country needs to have a reckoning on these issues, and there is only one remedy. Change must come from where change in America always begins: the ballot box,” Schumer said Saturday afternoon on the Senate floor. “So to Americans, to so many millions who are outraged by what happened here, there’s one answer: vote.”
The comments came right before the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh has rejected all allegations of misconduct.
The FBI conducted a supplementary investigation into the allegations, but Democrats have been critical of the probe and have argued that not enough witnesses were interviewed. White House spokesman Raj Shah said during an interview with CNN on Thursday morning that the FBI had interviewed nine sources.
Schumer also urged those who believe sexual assault victims, those who want to uphold women’s rights, and those who believe the Supreme Court should be a “check on an over-reaching president” to vote in the midterm elections.
“If you believe that Supreme Court justices should conform to the highest standards of character, impartiality, temperament, and above all, honesty and credibility, vote,” Schumer added. “I understand, I share the deep anguish that millions of Americans are experiencing today. But I say to you, my fellow Americans, there is one answer. Vote.”