Chuck Schumer: ‘A Vote for Judge Barrett is a Vote to Curtail Women’s Reproductive Freedoms’

By Staff | October 22, 2020 | 3:45pm EDT
(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Care in Action)
(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Care in Action)

( - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) said in a tweet on Wednesday that a vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett—a mother of seven children—to the Supreme Court is “a vote to curtail women’s reproductive freedoms.”

“Republicans could never repeal a woman’s right to choose in Congress, so they are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court justice who is a threat to Roe,” said Schumer.

“A vote for Judge Barrett is a vote to curtail women’s reproductive freedoms,” he said.

“We’re fighting this,” he said.

Schumer followed up that tweet with others attacking the confirmation of Barrett.

“I am forcing a vote to adjourn the Senate until after the November election,” Schumer said in another tweet.

“We are not going to have business as usual here in the Senate while the Republicans try to use an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee,” he said.

“Democrats will boycott the illegitimate markup tomorrow of Judge Barrett’s nomination in Judiciary and not provide the quorum required,” said Schumer in yet another tweet.

“Health care is at stake. Rights are at stake,” Schumer said.

“But the GOP’s showing they’re concerned only with raw political power,” he said.

“We will not stop fighting,” Schumer said.

The morning after Schumer sent out this tweet the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously in favor of Barrett.

“All 12 committee Republicans voted in favor of advancing Barrett’s nomination,” said a statement put out by the committee’s Republican majority. “Democrats boycotted the vote, and therefore Barrett did not receive a single vote against her nomination.

“This is a historic moment for young conservative women,” said Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. “Now you know there is a place at the table for you. It’s a historic moment for the Court because Judge Barrett is someone who openly embraces her faith and has lived a consequential life.”

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