Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Most Latinos believe Kavanaugh should withdraw from nomination

The country’s eyes are on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh and after four weeks of follow-up and surveys, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) has released figures demonstrating the growing opposition of Latino voters to the nomination of Kavanaugh.

According to NALEO executive director Arturo Vargas, “as the (confirmation) process has continued, an overwhelming majority of the Latino electorate wants (Kavanaugh) to withdraw from the nomination process and believes that a new nominee should not be selected until after the (mid-term) elections.”

The association surveyed 250 registered Latino voters each week for a month, of which almost 75 percent believe that Brett Kavanaugh should retire from the nomination. NALEO adds that the respondents also said they keep perceiving a distance between elected officials and the community – including Democrats, who are in the final stretch to obtain all the necessary support and retake the majority in Congress.

After the nomination of the judge by President Trump in July, it seemed Kavanaugh would be uninterrupted on his way to becoming the next Supreme Court justice however, three women have come to the public eye with accusations against the nominee for inappropriate sexual behavior.

Data published by the Washington Post have shown that both parties are divided radically regarding whom to believe, Republicans favoring Kavanaugh and Democrats the opposite. Other surveys published by the Huffington Post, The Economist and Politico show that only 34 percent of respondents believe that Kavanaugh should be confirmed, while 37 percent believe that he shouldn’t.