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Progressives to Sen. Schumer: "The Supreme Court Is on the Line and You Are Failing Us."

Top progressive groups make clear in letter that failing to unite Democratic caucus against Kavanaugh would be a "massive failure of leadership."


More than a dozen leading progressive groups sent a scathing letter (PDF) to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday urging him to immediately unite all Senate Democrats in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

The letter, which was organized by CREDO, was signed by Democracy for America, Indivisible, UltraViolet,, Color Of Change, DailyKos, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth, Justice Democrats, Social Security Works, #VOTEPROCHOICE and Women's March.

A few key excerpts from the letter can be found below:

"The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us."

"Your job as Senate Democratic leader is to lead your caucus in complete opposition to Trump's attempted Supreme Court takeover and to defend everyone threatened by a Trump Supreme Court."

"Your strategy to sacrifice the Supreme Court in order to hold Democratic Senate seats is not only strategically and morally wrong, it will fail."

"The Democratic Party's progressive base expects nothing less than all-out resistance to Trump's dangerous agenda. They want to elect candidates who will stand up for the people Trump threatens, not ones who compromise or cower as he and Republicans run the table in Congress and the courts. They understand the stakes of this Supreme Court fight. They know that we can win, but only if you lead. And they know that anything less than 49 Democratic votes against Kavanaugh would be a massive failure of your leadership."

The full letter can be found here:

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.