Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Statement on Justice Kennedy

Jun 27, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today issued the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his upcoming retirement.

“Justice Kennedy’s retirement once again proves a cold, hard fact: ELECTIONS MATTER,” Rep. Cooper said. “Trump will single-handedly change the direction of the Supreme Court and American life for decades. Our most fundamental rights – speech, choice, religion, marriage, health care, voting, you name it – are at risk now more than ever. Vote like your life depends on it.”