WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement in response to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and the Court vacancy created by his retirement.

“I’m already very troubled by the actions of the Supreme Court in just the last few weeks – taking away workers’ rights, voters’ rights and women’s rights,” Brown said. “I hope the President will take this opportunity to bring Americans together by appointing someone with a well-respected record that all sides can support.”