MADISON, Wis.—Opportunity Wisconsin, a coalition of Wisconsin residents fighting for an economy that works for working people, released the following statement after President Trump officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the passing of Justice Ruth Badger Ginsburg.
“Amy Coney Barrett’s abysmal track record on everything from healthcare to workers’ rights should give every Wisconsinite pause. However, what’s equally—if not more—alarming is the fact there is even a Supreme Court nominee to begin with,” said Program Director Meghan Roh. “President Trump and Senator Johnson should be focused on one thing: getting us out of this pandemic and helping our economy recover, including addressing unemployment. However, they refuse to do any of that. They should listen to a majority of Americans who disagree with any attempt to jam through this nomination, especially as President Trump and Senator Johnson refuse to act on protections and overdue relief for our health, safety, and economy.”
According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released this morning, “a majority of Americans oppose efforts by President Trump and the Republican-led Senate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the presidential election.”