Addressing the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement:
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation represents the efforts of the Republican Party to impose an ultra-conservative ideology on the American people, the majority of whom do not share their views. I voted against Judge Barrett’s nomination because her views on reproductive rights, health care, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights are far out of the mainstream, and make her unfit to serve on the Supreme Court.
But in addition to her unacceptable legal views, the duplicitous and hypocritical manner of this rushed confirmation process demonstrates a flagrant disregard for American democracy. Under Senator McConnell’s leadership, our judiciary has been politicized beyond recognition and it will distort our legal system for years to come.”