Protesters in Colorado Springs rally against Supreme Court nomination


Senator Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton hit the campaign trail in Colorado Springs Friday, but the GOP meet-and-greet was met by protesters.

About 25 people voiced their opinions on President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh. 

The U.S. Senate has yet to vote on the nomination. The protestors wanted Gardner to know they oppose Kavanaugh. Their concern is that Kavanaugh will change current women’s rights and overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling. 

“Overturning Roe v. Wade means that abortions will not stop happening,” protestor Jillian Freeland said. “They will just move from a safe doctor’s office into an unsafe provider’s office, and that’s when women die. And so this attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade is something that the president campaigned on, it’s something that is heavily supported by his cabinet, and it is not surprising that he is choosing a judge that is pro-life.”

Gardner said he believes Kavanaugh is qualified for the position, but he’d like to meet with him before giving his endorsement. 

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