The only national interfaith organization dedicating to protecting the integrity of both religion and democracy expressed deep disappointment in the 50-48 vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. In a statement, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, called on the newly confirmed justice to prove the organization’s lingering concerns wrong.
“Despite today’s vote of confidence by the Senate in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s ability to be a Supreme Court justice, we remain extremely concerned about temperament, judgment and, unfortunately, honesty. We call on the newly confirmed justice to prove us wrong and to remember that, regardless of his confirmation, he is not entitled to a seat on the Supreme Court. The seat has been entrusted to him by the American people but does not belong to him. As he begins his appointment, Justice Kavanaugh has the extra burden of proving that he deserves the seat and that he can be the impartial judge he claims to be.”
Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.