The Administration is refusing to work on relief for Americans facing hunger, record unemployment, and evictions so that it can push through Judge Barrett’s nomination in the middle of an election and a pandemic. The Senate must stop this sham nomination process and focus on the relief and care the country needs.
With the death of Justice Ginsburg, it is not an exaggeration to say that we are at a dangerous precipice. Trump promised to nominate only justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade and dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Trump has delivered on that promise by nominating Amy Coney Barrett. Amy Coney Barrett’s record demonstrates she is a dangerous, extremist nominee who would clearly jeopardize our fundamental right to equality—in health care, in schools, at work.
President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett puts women’s constitutional rights at risk. The future Barrett is aiming for would decimate the right to bodily autonomy, rescind health care for those who need it most, turn back protections for survivors of sexual harassment, and undo decades of progress for LGBTQ+ communities and people of color. Before joining the Seventh Circuit, she already represented an extreme set of views, and her record on the Circuit court includes signaling support for abortion restrictions, using discrimination laws as a sword against efforts toward equity, and signing off on harmful and discriminatory workplace practices. Amy Coney Barrett has already shown us what kind of justice she would be — and it’s one that would undermine everything that Justice Ginsburg stood for.