Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, Trump nominated the conservative, anti-immigrant and anti-choice judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. If appointed, Barrett would be the third Trump-nominated justice to sit on the Supreme Court, further swaying the bench into a 6-3 conservative majority.
As her far-right track record shows, Barrett would use her lifetime tenure to continue protecting the wealthy and powerful at the expense of marginalized communities, especially Black, brown, immigrant, LGBTQ people and women. Every major issue from DACA and TPS to health care and reproductive rights and abortion access are further threatened by Barrett’s nomination and will be impacted for decades to come by her hardline views.
Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream Action, said:
“Amy Coney Barrett is not someone who cares about protecting our rights. Instead, she’s working to limit them. Coney Barrett denied humanitarian protections to a Salvadoran man escaping violence and seeking asylum in the U.S. She was also the only judge of a three-judge court to side with Trump on his racist public charge rule, which would have punished working class immigrants for accessing basic assistance for housing, food and health care. Coney Barrett has proven her support for Trump’s white supremacist agenda, giving us reason to believe she will continue to dismantle protections for our communities if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Despite failing to deliver COVID-19 relief that is inclusive of Black and brown communities hardest hit by the pandemic, Senate Republicans are trying to fast-track Coney Barrett onto the court to benefit their corrupt interests that deny our communities equal justice. The rights of millions of people, and the future of our democracy is at stake with this Supreme Court nomination. The Senate must wait until after the presidential inauguration to confirm a new justice.”