Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (12th District of New York)
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement following the Senate party line vote confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“The entire nomination process and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court ignores the will of the people and is another partisan effort by the GOP to strip healthcare and fundamental rights away from millions of Americans. Not only do I stand against her confirmation in principle, but also because of her blatant views against the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, women, Black people, and workers.
“Mitch McConnell put partisan, political hackery ahead of serving the American people – choosing to focus the Senate’s time on this sham of a process instead of providing a COVID relief package that the American people need and deserve. It’s a hard pill to swallow — and once again we are faced with the reality that we cannot always control who sits on the Supreme Court but, we can change the document they interpret. With Barrett’s confirmation, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, and constitutionally prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, is more important than ever. We must remain focused on the fight ahead.”