Wilson’s Nomination Is an Affront to Justice

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Fair Courts Campaign director at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:

“McConnell and Graham continue to ignore their constituents and communities in pain by denying real attempts to fix a broken system that disproportionately affects people of color. That is shameful enough. And pushing Wilson’s nomination right now is downright cruel. Wilson’s name-calling of those with whom he disagrees, knee-jerk support for discriminatory voting laws, and complete disdain for the Affordable Care Act are disqualifying. The country is calling for equal justice, and Wilson’s nomination is antithetical to this.

“The full Senate should spend its time on matters of the utmost importance and reject attempts to stack our courts with judges who Trump selected to gut hard-fought civil and human rights.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Cory Wilson.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.