WAUSAU, WI –  President Trump has officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the Supreme Court nominee.

WI-07 Democratic Candidate Tricia Zunker released the following statement in response:  

“The next Supreme Court justice will cast crucial votes as it relates to ensuring people with pre-existing conditions have affordable health coverage and a woman’s right to make personal decisions about her own body. Judge Barrett’s extreme record indicates her seat on the Supreme Court will result in attacks on fundamental rights and civil rights; her placement will undo decades of progress in the areas of women’s rights, equal pay, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights and more.

The lifetime appointment of the next Supreme Court justice must be a thoughtful, careful process that conforms to the 2016 process utilized by the Senate as a matter of fairness. No jurist considered for the Supreme Court should accept a nomination under these circumstances.”

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