WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday released the following statement after the U.S. Senate invoked cloture to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Thursday, Murphy spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate outlining his concerns with Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. 

“This entire process should embarrass all of us. Despite overwhelming opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in Connecticut and around the country, Senate Republicans are jamming him through. Judge Kavanaugh has shown time and time again that he does not have the temperament nor impartiality required for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. The Senate has never elevated a person to the Supreme Court with this many serious issues surrounding a nomination, and I fear that we are making a mistake from which the country may never recover."