WASHINGTON, D.C.–People For the American Way today released the following statement from PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker on the Senate votes to confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk, Allen Winsor, Greg Guidry, and David Cain.
“The GOP-led Senate made a disgraceful decision today to confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk, an extremist whose contemptible statements about LGBTQ+ people and women’s rights should have disqualified him from being nominated in the first place. His record gives every indication that he will use this position to deny fair hearings to people based on his unbelievably regressive views.
“The Senate also confirmed Allen Winsor, a judge with a history of troubling work to curtail voting rights, interfering with abortion rights and reproductive health decisions, undermining marriage equality, supporting excruciating lethal injection procedures and death penalties for people with possible intellectual disabilities. Thanks to Trump, McConnell, and the senators who voted for Winsor today, the Northern District of Florida has a narrow-minded elitist on the federal bench for life.
“Finally, it should also escape no one’s notice that the Senate just voted to confirm two judges, Greg Guidry and David Cain, who would not affirm that the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided.
“Rather than putting fair-minded constitutionalists on the federal bench, the GOP is filling our courts with narrow-minded elitists who want to erase a century of gains made in rights and protections for all Americans.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.