When Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB) Member Jennifer Sung went before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing, it quickly became clear that the right-wing members of the committee had a very specific agenda: Punish her for having opposed – in her personal capacity – the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Member Sung is extraordinarily well-qualified to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to which President Biden has nominated her – she has decades of experience with workers’ rights and would bring a vital perspective to this prestigious court. It’s unconscionable – but not surprising – that Senate Republicans like Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Kennedy (R-LA) are trying so hard to prevent her confirmation just because of a letter she signed onto as a Yale Law alumna.
We need Member Sung on the federal bench, and we won’t let the Senate Republicans’ appalling behavior get in the way.
Urge the Senate to ignore any biased and baseless attacks and swiftly confirm Jennifer Sung to the U.S. Court of Appeals!