LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez's statement on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
September 26, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA -- In response to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ginsberg on the US Supreme Court, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez released the following statement:
"The president’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not only a slap in the face to the rule of law, but dangerous for Americans and the progress our country has made for the last century. As a jurist, Judge Barrett’s record and views on a women’s right to choose, her hostile positions on an American’s right to access to healthcare, immigration, and her penchent for dismissing Supreme Court precedents should alarm every American, Democrat, Republican, Independents and others. It cannot be stressed enough how risky, fatal, and impactful to our nation's future will be in the hands of decisions from Judge Barrett. Every minority group, environmentalist, union, and communities all across our nation should be calling their senators and ensuring the failure of this catastrophic nomination. Judge Barrett, like this president, is a danger to the future of our nation, and must not be confirmed by the United States Senate."