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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)

October 26, 2020

Press Release

“By voting to confirm Barrett—a dangerous, unqualified, far-right ideologue—to our nation’s highest court, Republicans’ contempt for the American people and our democracy could not be more clear.”

WASHINGTON –  Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote this evening to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

“Tonight, this callous, cynical, and increasingly unpopular Republican Party showed us just how desperate they are to preserve their political power—stealing yet another Supreme Court seat and rushing through a sham confirmation process in the midst of a presidential election as millions of Americans continue to cast their ballots. By voting to confirm Barrett—a dangerous, unqualified, far-right ideologue—to our nation’s highest court, Republicans’ contempt for the American people and our democracy could not be more clear—and the stakes could not be higher. 

“With Barrett on the Court, healthcare access for millions of Americans is now at risk, along with our bodily autonomy, our right to marriage equality, our sacred right to vote, our right to livable wages, and countless other protections.

“In light of the grave and tangible threat posed by Barrett to the dignity and humanity of our most vulnerable neighbors, we will be precise in our legislation and relentless as we work to codify and protect the fundamental rights of all people in America. We will remain steadfast and unapologetic in our advocacy and we will stop at nothing until we have a court system that lives up to the promise of delivering equal justice under law.

“Our work continues.”

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