FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2020
San Pedro, Calif. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán released the following statement on the vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Confirming Justice Barrett eight days before Election Day is hypocritical and it is wrong for the American people.
“Instead of voting on a COVID relief plan to help Americans through this crisis, the Senate voted to confirm a justice who will vote to end the Affordable Care Act, take away health care from more than 20 million Americans, and threaten the coverage of 133 million Americans with preexisting medical conditions.
“Tonight, on the floor of the Senate, several Republican senators made clear they believe Justice Barrett will roll back a women’s right to choose.
“After tonight’s vote, our healthcare, our reproductive rights, our environment, our voting rights and, potentially, the fair outcome of this election are at risk.
“Justice Barrett wouldn’t say whether she believes the president can single-handedly postpone an election, whether voter discrimination exists or whether climate change is real, but President Trump and the Senate Republicans rushed her confirmation through in record time. It is shameful and wrong – and the American people will suffer as a result.”
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington