Senate Must Reject Barrett’s Nomination

Courts Resources 10.22,20

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats’ boycott of this illegitimate process:

“Senate Republicans will go to any length to pursue their misplaced priorities. They are unconcerned about the millions of people suffering amid a pandemic and calls for racial justice. Now, Leader McConnell is ignoring the will of more than 45 million people who have already voted to pursue yet another misplaced priority: rushing this nomination through a sham process. Chairman Graham once again broke the rules today to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.

“This entire process has been reprehensible. Barely a month after Justice Ginsburg’s passing, Trump, McConnell, and the Senate Republicans are dishonoring her legacy. They picked Barrett because her record is aligned with their agenda to put the interests of the rich and powerful ahead of our rights. Her record on civil and human rights is disqualifying.

“We applaud the senators who refused to participate in today’s committee vote. Our country deserves better, and we will fight for our rights and our future every step of the way.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in opposition to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett signed by 170 organizations.

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