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STATEMENT: Rep. Heck on Nomination of Judge Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 27, 2020
Press Release

OLYMPIA – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court:

"Less than 40 days away from the Presidential election, President Trump and Senate Republicans are ramming through a nakedly partisan nomination to the Supreme Court. The confirmation of Judge Barrett would cement a far-right 6-3 supermajority on the Supreme Court that will reverse all that Justice Ginsburg fought for.

"Let’s remember what’s at stake: a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, LGBTQ+ Americans’ right to love who they love and work free from discrimination, the right of every American regardless of race or creed to have equal access to the ballot box. And I’m most alarmed that Senate Republicans are rushing this nomination so they can dismantle the Affordable Care Act — jeopardizing millions of Americans’ access to healthcare amid a global pandemic.

"In 2016, Senator McConnell said “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice.” This November, let the people decide."