by Anna Giaritelli
Chelsea Clinton has not endorsed any candidates ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, but she is jumping into the Senate fight over President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Clinton will headline a “Rise Up For Roe” event in New York City Saturday to oppose Trump’s second nominee to the nation’s highest court, she confirmed to the Washington Examiner.
The Aug. 11 event in Manhattan is meant “to talk about the very real threat #Kavanaugh poses to abortion rights,” according to the event’s website.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Demand Justice Initiative have organized the New York event as part of a nationwide tour to urge people to consider what most assume to be Kavanaugh’s conservative-aligned views on abortion.
Trump nominated the federal appeals court judge on July 9. The 53-year-old judge would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, and he is expected to shift the court to the right.
Kennedy has been a Supreme Court justice for more than three decades, and Kavanaugh clerked for Kennedy during his tenure. Kennedy’s retirement became official at the end of July.