We’ve endured a lot of things in 2020 — a pandemic, economic collapse and the devastating effects of climate change are just a few. But rather than focus on any of these imperative issues, Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are moving full steam ahead with Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, even as coronavirus endangers the Senate.
With this appointment, Trump and his enablers are rolling out the red carpet for Big Oil & Gas. Amy Coney Barrett has strong ties to the fossil fuel industry. And Barrett is expected to put political ideology over issues such as the environment, civil rights and voter rights. She has a narrow view of the authority of federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, which could threaten the government's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
The rush to install Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court so close to the election is outrageous. Trump and McConnell believe that keeping Trump and right-wing ideologies in power matters more than preserving the norms of our democracy or tackling the issues we all face every day.
There are more important issues than filling a vacant Supreme Court seat now. No Supreme Court nomination should move forward until after the 2021 inauguration.
Tell your senators to vote NO on Barrett’s nomination.
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