Minutes after President Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination for the Supreme Court Vacancy, Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal expressed strong feelings against her on Twitter.
In the last of several tweets, Blumenthal declares “I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”
Here is the complete thread from Blumenthal:
“I will oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes. Americans deserve a voice in this hugely consequential decision.
Judge Barrett’s views would harm real lives—real people—in real ways, from children with pre-existing conditions to women who just want to be able to decide when & how to have a family. I’m fighting for them.
Judge Barrett, like any Trump nominee, has already been vetted & screened to meet two tests: a commitment to striking down the Affordable Care Act & to overturning Roe v. Wade.
Judge Barrett has criticized past decisions protecting access to health care, shown hostility to reproductive freedoms, & expressed a willingness to overturn settled Supreme Court precedent that does not align with her extreme views.
If Judge Barrett’s views become law, hundreds of millions of Americans living w/pre-existing conditions would lose access to their health care. In the middle of a pandemic, rushing confirmation of an extreme jurist who will decimate health care is unconscionable.
I will refuse to treat this process as legitimate & will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”