PRINCETON – On the same day that U.S. Senators examine FBI materials pertaining to the Brett Kavanaugh case and as the clock ticks on U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s resistance to declaring a position, U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) led a rally of charged-up progressives opposing Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Our very lives are on the line,” said the congresswoman, installed at a podium in front of the tiger statue in downtown Princeton, flanked by the mayor and other leaders.
She didn’t like Kavanaugh at the outset, she said.
Then it just got worse.
“I wasn’t very much convinced of the veracity of things Kavanaugh was saying, but when he came back on the same day as Doctor Ford, he demonstrated that even if we set aside all of the allegations of sexual assault, he showed me he is unfit to serve,” Watson Coleman said.
Shouts of encouragement emanated from the crowd of sign-shaking supporters.
“I haven’t supported every supreme court nominee but have you ever heard any of them disrespect the senators or call out Democrats or claim Hillary Clinton was responsible? Have you ever heard such nonsense? We know he is not suitable. He doesn’t give a good you know what about our values. We can’t let up. We have 32 days to stand vigilant.”
The congresswoman underscored her commitment to reelecting U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and when she called out his name in the context of Kavanaugh, cheers ensued.
Veteran organizer/operative Terry West staged the event.