Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) vowed to combat Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court docket.
Sen. Harris mentioned in an announcement offered to PoliticusUSA:
The Supreme Court docket has a profound impression on the rights of all Individuals. As a U.S. Senator and member of the Judiciary Committee, I’ve an obligation to make sure that a Supreme Court docket nominee will uphold the legislation and has a demonstrated dedication to equal justice. Individuals throughout the nation are already casting votes, and we are going to quickly know the president and senators who can be sworn in subsequent January. We should respect Individuals’ voices and permit the winners of the election to appoint and ensure the following Supreme Court docket Justice.
From day one, President Trump made clear that he had a litmus take a look at for Supreme Court docket Justices – destroy the Inexpensive Care Act’s protections for individuals with preexisting situations and overturn our proper to make our personal well being care choices.
President Trump, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans will cease at nothing to destroy the Inexpensive Care Act’s protections for 130 million Individuals with preexisting well being situations. The devastating coronavirus pandemic has already killed greater than 202,000 Individuals, and sickened thousands and thousands extra, but President Trump is combating within the Supreme Court docket proper now to strike down the one legislation guaranteeing Individuals can entry the well being care they want. Republicans are determined to get Choose Barrett confirmed earlier than the Supreme Court docket takes up this case in November and thousands and thousands of Individuals will endure for his or her energy play.
Simply yesterday, I paid my respects to the legendary Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who devoted her life to combating for Equal Justice Beneath Regulation and a extra honest and simply world. Her passing is devastating, and it could be a travesty to exchange her with a justice who’s being chosen to undo her legacy and erase every part she did for our nation.
I’ve been proud to characterize the individuals all through my whole profession. With the following Supreme Court docket Justice set to find out the destiny of protections for these with preexisting well being situations, and reproductive well being choices, I’ll proceed to combat on behalf of the individuals and strongly oppose the president’s nomination.
Harris hit on all the Democratic factors in opposition to this nomination. The American individuals have spoken, and so they don’t need Trump making this choice so close to a presidential election.
Barrett’s affirmation would imply the tip of Obamacare and the lack of medical health insurance for at the very least 23 million individuals in the midst of a pandemic.
Democrats are going to combat with every part that they’ve and Sen. Harris can be main the Democratic response on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Trump thought that pushing this nomination by way of earlier than the election would assist his marketing campaign, however what has actually executed is given the Biden/Harris ticket the nationwide highlight to indicate America why Trump and his Republican enablers have gotten to go.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White Home and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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