People For the American Way

PFAW: Advancing Brasher Is a Blow to Voting Rights


Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance the nomination of Andrew Brasher, a Trump nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“It is deeply saddening that as we prepare to observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who fought so passionately for voting rights, that we would see an anti-voting rights judicial nominee like Andrew Brasher advance in the Senate. Brasher’s record in Alabama shows his hostility to voting rights. Among other things, he filed an amicus brief in the Shelby County case in which he urged the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act. He has defended racial gerrymandering. His record on rights for LGBTQ Americans, on reproductive rights, consumer rights and in many other critical areas is similarly disturbing. Finally, we strongly believe that no judicial nominations should be proceeding while the president who made them is facing an impeachment trial — as was forcefully argued by several Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee this morning. All nomination and confirmation processes for judicial nominees should have been halted during this critical time.”

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