Senator Warren on the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett
Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren said the following on Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court:
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren The name of Trump's illegitimate Supreme Court nominee in many ways doesn’t matter. We know exactly what that person is being picked to do: complete a decades-long assault on our judiciary by billionaires and giant corporations to tilt the courts for the rich and powerful.
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren Trump made a bargain in 2016: support him and he would let right-wing, pro-corporate groups hand-pick their favorites for the Supreme Court. Trump has dutifully pulled all his nominees’ names straight off the extremist-approved list. https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/24/why-trumps-honor-demands-he-pick-a-supreme-court-nominee-from-his-2016-list/
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren Trump is often reckless and unpredictable, but when it comes to the courts, he has let Mitch McConnell run the show, methodically working with his right-wing overlords to flood the judicial system with narrow-minded lawyers who work for the wealthy and well-connected.
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren We know Trump will pick a Supreme Court nominee who will deliver the death blow to the Affordable Care Act and rip health care away from millions of people during a deadly pandemic. We know it because he’s already in Court demanding this. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/06/trump-supreme-court-obamacare-2403
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren We know Trump will pick a Supreme Court nominee who will overturn Roe v. Wade and take our country back to the time of back-alley abortions. We know it because he’s already told us over and over again that he’ll do it. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-2016-pro-life-judges-60-minutes-2020-09-23/
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren We know Trump will pick a Supreme Court nominee who will rubber-stamp his attacks on immigrants, from ripping away protections for our Dreamers to rewriting the Census. We know it because he’s already told us after he lost court cases.
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren And we know Trump will pick a Supreme Court nominee who will strip away voting rights and help him steal the election already underway. We know it because he’s already told us his game plan to do it. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/trump-supreme-court-nominee-steal-election.html
Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren The awesome power of the presidency is in the hands of a man who spits on our Constitution. We cannot stand down when Donald Trump tries to hand our highest court – and the rights and liberties of the American people – over to extremists.
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