Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: Contrary To Desperate Republican Spin, Thurgood Marshall Not ‘Out Of The Mainstream’

Washington, DCJim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to the comments of Senators Kyl and Cornyn at the Supreme Court nomination hearing of Solicitor General Elena Kagan.  Republicans attacked the judicial philosophy of Justice Thurgood Marshall as “out of the mainstream”:
 
“Standing up for the rights of everyday Americans against powerful forces may be ‘out of the mainstream’ in the Republican Party, but not in the rest of America.  The only thing out of the mainstream at today’s hearings were Republicans who want to give big corporations and special interests more power and more influence over Americans’ lives.  Solicitor General Kagan should be proud that her mentor, Justice Thurgood Marshall, dedicated his career to fairness and equality for all.  These are not Democratic or Republican values; they are American values.”

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