Sanders: SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh a Threat to Workers, and Women

Sep 4, 2018


Credit Kate Harper for NHPR

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd of labor activists and democratic-party faithful Monday morning in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“The union movement today is the last line of resistance to the reactionary corporate agenda,” he said, urging his colleagues in Congress to back reforms making it easier for workers to organize.

He spoke at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast, held this year just a week before the state's primaries.

Sanders also promised to fight the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Senate confirmation hearings begin Tuesday.

"I have no doubt that, if he is selected, not only will he be an anti-worker justice, he will also be an anti-woman justice," he said.

The breakfast was Sanders' first Labor-Day stop. Afterward, he hit the road for the Upper Valley, where he spoke at a rally in White River Junction.