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Adams Statement on the Appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court

Oct 26, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court.

“The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court is a disaster for women, people of color, people living with preexisting conditions, and the LGBTQ community to name a few,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Many of the groups that have been hit hardest by COVID-19 will suffer even more as Barrett's opinions become law.”

“Unfortunately, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s perverse priorities are on display for all to witness tonight. The Affordable Care Act is now in danger when the American people need health care most. The United States Senate has failed the American people: economic stimulus, increased unemployment benefits, aid to state and local governments, paycheck protection: all of these have fallen to the wayside in service of the Barrett confirmation. There is nothing in this appointment for the vast majority of Americans except for pain and suffering.”