Saturday, September 26, 2020
Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the nation, responded to reports that Amy Coney Barrett will be Trump's nominee to the United States Supreme Court. "The last four years have been an assault on the rights and dignity of LGBTQ people across the country, led by Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell's prioritization of power over people," said Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. "While people are suffering across the country, instead of offering aid, Trump and McConnell are rushing through a Supreme Court justice - a justice who could deal a fatal blow to people maintaining their basic health care in the middle of a pandemic. The President has dramatically altered the judiciary to try to dismantle hard-fought rights and progress secured over decades - LGBTQ rights, voting rights, reproductive rights and more. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell has sycophantically installed Trump's extreme judicial nominees and is now seeking to push the balance of the Supreme Court even further to the fringes. If she is nominated and confirmed, Coney Barrett would work to dismantle all that Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for during her extraordinary career. An appointment of this magnitude must be made by the president inaugurated in January. The Human Rights Campaign fervently opposes Coney Barrett's nomination, and this sham process."
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