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Delawareans upset at Kavanaugh confirmation rally in Wilmington

Sarah Mueller
Anti-Kavanaugh rally in Wilmington Sunday

Some Delawareans opposed to Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court gathered together Sunday to share their personal anguish at his confirmation.

Nick Beard and RuthAnn Purchase both attended a small rally at the Boggs Federal Building in Wilmington.

Beard, a Hockessin resident, said she’s a rape survivor. She said every mention of Kavanaugh going forward will remind her of her assault.

“I feel like every time I see his name, it will be like picking at an open wound,” she said.

Purchase traces her ancestry back to Lenape tribes located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She said she’s concerned Kavanaugh won’t protect the rights of indigenous people.

“He will vote for anything that protects international corporations," he said. "It’s what his track record says.”

Purchase said a lawsuit currently pending before the Supreme Court could have implications for tribal members in Delaware.

Note: The original story said Purchase was a descendant of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. We have updated the story to clarify her ancestry.

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