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MoveOn Slams Trump's Reported Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for SCOTUS, Warns of GOP-Led Attacks on Healthcare, Democracy

WASHINGTON - According to multiple news reports, Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg, who died last Friday, requested that the nomination be held until after a new president is inaugurated.

Rahna Epting, Executive Director of MoveOn Political Action, a leading grassroots progressive organization, released the following statement in response:

"For years, Donald Trump and Republicans have openly attacked and attempted to chip away at our basic human rights. If Trump is nominating a right-wing judge such as Amy Coney Barrett, and attempting to ram her through a rushed and illegitimate Senate approval process, our access to healthcare, reproductive rights, and voting rights are in grave danger. 

"The Trump administration and Senate Republicans should be focused on stopping the spread of Covid-19 and providing tens of millions of Americans with needed financial and medical relief. Still, while a majority of the country disagrees with this approach, their priority is packing the court. If the nominee is Amy Coney Barrett, as reported, it would fulfill Trump and McConnell's scheme to use the court to advance the GOP's extremist agenda.

"If there were ever a time in our political history to show up, it's now. Donald Trump and Senate Republicans don't care about your healthcare; they don't care about your family, job security, or when your next paycheck will come in. We are appalled at their attempt to replace Justice Ginsburg with a brazen and transparently political power-grab, and we are committed to opposing it in the Senate, and to defeating them at the ballot box."

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