Senate Votes Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
Confirmation ‘an Insult’ to ‘Nation’s Founding Ideals,’ Says HCDP Chair
The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Monday night after a fast-tracked push to add a conservative justice to the court before Election Day.
“The Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett offends progressive and traditional notions of democracy alike. Far be it from us to quote Republicans, but history is chock full of their own words rejecting votes like today’s. And that is no mistake: packing the Court the way they have is an insult to everyone who has fought to preserve our nation's founding ideals,” said Lillie Schechter, Harris County Democratic Party chair.
“Our voices were not heard, our votes deeply discounted,” she said.
“We must continue to fight for our rights, continue to organize and march in the spirit of activism, and, more than ever, it is imperative that we send a loud, clear, and unified message to Trump and every one of his Republican enablers. The only way to truly do that is at the ballot box. VOTE. THEM. OUT.”
All but one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, voted for Barrett’s confirmation. In the 52-48 tally, none of the Democrat Senators voted to approve.
Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the oath in a confirmation ceremony to be held at the White House Monday evening.
For Immediate Release
Oct. 26, 2020
Contact: Angelica Luna-Kaufman