DNC on U.S. Senate Confirming Amy Coney Barrett

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:

“Eight days before an election, Donald Trump and Republicans have ignored the will of the American people and forced through a nominee who represents the gravest threat to health care and reproductive rights in a generation, even as the administration gives up on trying to control the coronavirus and fights in court to remove protections for people with preexisting conditions. A nominee more interested in taking away people’s rights than protecting them. This vote is a disgrace to our democracy and a betrayal of the American people’s wishes. That’s why voters are already flocking to the polls and mailing in their ballots in record numbers to send Donald Trump packing. They understand what’s at stake in this election. Health care is on the ballot. LGBTQ rights, voting rights, and workers’ rights are on the ballot. The future of our planet is on the ballot. And we must send a clear message to Trump and every one of his Republican enablers by voting them out of office.”