Pro-choice, LGBT advocates call for rejection of Kavanaugh

Gwen Vasquez
July 13, 2018

Their second phase, which a staffer said will start two weeks before the confirmation hearings, will focus on mobilizing voters to put pressure on their home-state senators to confirm Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's financial disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $60,000 to $200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a USA government loan, some of which was spent on home improvements. Each credit card held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000. Kavanaugh has reportedly stopped buying season tickets. It reported that in 2016 the nominee had reported accrued debt of between $60,000 and $200,000.

"He's already pretty much stated that he doesn't think it's appropriate to even investigate a sitting President, which I find kind of freaky", King says.

He said that Kavanaugh has assets of almost $1 million between the equity in his home and his retirement account. Public real estate filings indicate that the couple has refinanced their mortgage twice, most recently in 2015.

His past financial disclosure forms reveal that Kavanaugh has carried significant credit card debt - on and off - for more than a decade.

The annual salary in 2018 for a circuit court judge is $220,600, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

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So, in the middle of a tirade against the Democrats' "outlandish" attempts at trying to stop the nominee's confirmation, McConnell took aim at the article as an example of what he claimed was an attempt at "blatantly misrepresenting the record and character" of Kavanaugh.

A 2017 report from the Center for Public Integrity said that at least six of the nine justices were millionaires, with Justice Stephen Breyer reporting a minimum net worth of $6.15 million in 2016 and Chief Justice John Roberts a minimum reportable net worth of more than $5 million.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court's latest addition to the bench, reported $3.6 million and $10.5 million in assets on his latest financial disclosure.

Outside Florida's Supreme Court, protestors are making their case for opposing Kavanaugh's appointment.

- "Purchasing season tickets to watch the chronically disappointing Washington Nationals play baseball in their charmless stadium year after year", Deadspin deadpanned "is a troubling sign of poor judgment".

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