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Outraged reaction to the 11th-hour confirmation of justice Amy Coney Barrett continues to pour in.
“We have one message,” says Ben Jealous, president of the progressive People For the American Way good-governance group: “vote them out… because they don’t care about you.”
For every American whose home-state senator voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, we have one message: vote them out. Vote them out, whether your opportunity comes in the next few days or in two years, because they don’t care about you. Any senator who voted to confirm Barrett voted to undo the Affordable Care Act and protections for preexisting conditions. They voted to disenfranchise millions of people, in the event Donald Trump refuses to accept electoral defeat and seeks help from his appointees on the Supreme Court. They voted to turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights, racial equity, reproductive rights and workers’ rights. But we don’t have to stand for it, because we get the final say at the ballot box. And we will make our voices heard.”
While we work together in the midst of multiple crises — a historic public health emergency, an economic fallout not seen since the Great Depression, and a social and racial justice reckoning centuries in the making — our educators, our students, our families, and our communities are reeling. Yet Senate Republicans have refused to provide COVID-19 relief that American families desperately need. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chose to ram through an extreme nominee who threatens our very health care, our union rights, our voting rights, our civil rights and our students’ rights. We will not forget what Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have done to stack our courts while ignoring the pressing issues of the country.
Joe Biden has been coy about whether he would support expanding the supreme court in response to the hijacking by conservatives of one seat and their rushed replacement of a second.
Not coy: the president’s niece:
Expand the Court.
Nan Aron, president of the progressive Alliance for Justice, said Barrett’s confirmation “cemented” a “conservative takeover of the supreme court”.
“They have lied, cheated, and compromised democracy,” Aron said.
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Republicans in the US Senate confirmed judge Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court on Monday evening with only one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, who is in a tough reelection fight, voting against Barrett. Donald Trump hosted Barrett for a ceremonial swearing-in outside at the White House, administered by justice Clarence Thomas.
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