Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Oct 26, 2020 Issues: Health Care, LGBT Issues, Women's Issues

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“The American people should have a say in who gets a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Instead, just eight days before a presidential election, Republicans will vote today to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee who threatens the progress our country has made over the years to expand access to health care, protect the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination, address the threat of climate change, and guarantee that women can make their own health care decisions.”

“President Trump has made clear that he wants the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, even though he has no plan to replace it. In fact, he’s in court right now trying to strike the law down and take away protections from millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.”

“The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in that case in just 15 days. By confirming Judge Barrett later today, Republicans are making clear that they stand with the President in this shameful scheme to rip away health care from millions in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic.”

“The American people deserve better.”