Center for American Progress Action

STATEMENT: CAPAF’s Marshall Fitz on Conservatives Alienating Hispanics and Creating More Dysfunction in the Senate
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAPAF’s Marshall Fitz on Conservatives Alienating Hispanics and Creating More Dysfunction in the Senate

Press Contacts

  • Laura Pereyra

Washington, D.C. – Today, as Senate Republicans once again turned the confirmation of Adalberto Jose Jordan, a highly qualified, widely supported judicial nominee into a hostage situation, Marshall Fitz, Director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following statement:

This obstructionism will exacerbate the Senate Republicans’ plummeting approval ratings and help cement the party’s anti-Latino, anti-immigrant brand among the fastest-growing segment of the electorate. Attempting to block Adalberto Jose Jordan’s confirmation, a Cuban-American nominee (the first to a federal court of appeals) from Florida strongly supported by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), was bad enough. Humiliating him by demanding additional delays on a final vote in his inevitable confirmation only serves to show the Republican Party’s profound disrespect toward this critical voting block.

To speak with CAP Action experts on the issue, please contact Laura Pereyra at lpereyra@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6258.

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