Washington, D.C. — After the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following statement:
President Donald Trump and the Republican Senate believe they can use the Supreme Court as a political tool to overrule the will of the American people on health care, Roe v. Wade, and democracy itself. Installing a new justice eight days before the election—after more than 60 million people have already voted—is a grave threat to the court’s legitimacy and an insult to voters. The American people will spend the next week rendering their verdict on this hostile takeover of the Supreme Court.
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