McEachin Statement on Trump Supreme Court Nomination

September 27, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) today released the following statement after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

“After years of attacking the Affordable Care Act, — all in the middle of a pandemic — the Trump Administration is preparing for the Supreme Court to hear this November oral arguments in support of a lawsuit which would eliminate protections for more than 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, rip insurance away from millions, and could end essential health benefits from maternity care to basic prescription drugs.

"Decades of progress in the pursuit of equal dignity all hang in the balance of this blatantly partisan play for power: a woman’s fundamental, constitutional right to make her own medical decisions and to control her own body; voting rights to ensure every American has a voice in our democracy; and the right for every American to marry who they love and not face discrimination for who they are. 

'President Trump and Senator McConnell must not be allowed to rush to install Amy Coney Barrett for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. The stakes of this vacancy concern the future of the fundamental rights of the American people, and the American people deserve a voice in this process. If the President and Senate Republicans continue to turn a deaf ear to the will of the American people, we will speak with clear conviction casting our ballots."