DNC on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court:

“This choice confirms what we already knew: Everything we care about is at stake in this election. Health care is on the ballot. Reproductive rights are on the ballot. LGBTQ rights, voting rights, and workers’ rights are on the ballot. The future of our planet is on the ballot. Today’s announcement is an affront not simply to our values as a democracy, but to every organizer and activist who has fought, marched, and voted to make this country live up to its founding ideals. What’s more, it flies in the face of voters’ wishes: A majority of the American people believe they should have a voice in filling this seat by casting their ballot in November. And yet, Trump and Senate Republicans have ignored the voice of the people and are hell-bent on ramming through a nominee – all so they can strip health care protections from people with preexisting conditions when the issue comes before the court a week after Election Day. But the fight to save our democracy is not over. We must send a loud, clear, and unified message to Trump and every one of his Republican enablers at the ballot box in November by voting them out of office.”