With Illegitimate Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Republicans Vote to Green-light Heinous Abuses Against Our Communities

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Republican Senators Cornyn, McSally, Tillis and Gardner supported Trump, McConnell and this illegitimate confirmation and must be voted out! 

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Senate Republicans immorally and unethically shoved aside the rights and future of millions of people for their own greedy political whim. Just eight days ahead of Election Day, the Republicans’ confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett is a direct attack on our democracy and a flagrant effort by Trump and his Republican allies to stack the bench with a 6-3 conservative majority. 

Trump and Senate Republicans rushed through this illegitimate process in order to attack marginalized communities – especially Black, brown and LGBTQ immigrants, whose rights and humanity are often defined by decisions made at the Supreme Court. 

This vote also has implications for the election. Should the Supreme Court be called upon to determine the election results, Barrett will be the third confirmed justice nominated by Trump to vote on whether or not he gets re-elected.

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream Action, said:

“Senate Republicans’ confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett is a direct attack on immigrant communities, particularly LGBTQ immigrants, immigrant women and immigrants of color, who will face the full force of Coney Barrett’s efforts to gut health care, reproductive rights, and programs like DACA and TPS.

During her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Coney Barrett refused to condemn the government-sanctioned family separations that have happened under Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. Her silence confirmed that as a justice on the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett will green-light even the most heinous abuses against our communities.

Senate Republicans, especially those up for re-election including John Cornyn, Martha McSally, Thom Tillis and Cory Gardner, showed us where their priorities lie when they voted to confirm Coney Barrett, instead of prioritizing much needed COVID-19 relief. Now it’s time to fight back and show them that their actions have consequences. Together, let’s vote them out and stop them from getting another six years to inflict pain and trauma on our communities.” 


United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive.