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 celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit www.interfaithalliance.org.