People For the American Way

PFAW: Republicans Advance Nomination of Another Anti-Health Care, Anti-Voting Rights Judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: lkinney@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 202.467.2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance the nomination of Cory Wilson, a Donald Trump nominee to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“With twin crises facing this country, a pandemic and a national uprising against violent and racist policing, the Republican-led Senate chose to spend time today ignoring these emergencies and advancing the nomination of yet another far-right Trump judicial nominee. Cory Wilson is a partisan extremist who is fiercely opposed to the Affordable Care Act, even though it is needed now more than ever. He has a long record of supporting discriminatory voting restrictions in his home state of Mississippi. By advancing this nominee, Republicans demonstrate that their priorities are more than just misplaced — they are abhorrent.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org.