Blackburn on Kavanaugh: Democrats Resurrect Political Circus to Destroy Courts

September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), one of two Republican women to ever serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement in response to unfounded claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

“Americans watched in real time as Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation was twisted into a political circus that aimed to destroy a good man’s character. It is horrifying to see the media and Democrats try the same smear tactics a year after they failed the first time.

“The Democrats are merciless in their efforts to destroy our federal courts. Their threats to pack the Supreme Court are an explicit effort to further their radical agenda. Senate Republicans will not stand idly by and watch as Democrats destroy our nation’s highest court.

“Let me be clear: I will not stand by quietly while partisan attacks are used to corrupt due process.”


Last month, Senator Blackburn joined her Republican colleagues to stand up for judicial independence and push back against Democrats’ radical court packing plan.

Senator Blackburn was ceremonially sworn in to the United States Senate by Justice Kavanaugh on January 3, 2019.