People For the American Way

PFAW: Walker Nomination Is Egregious in Current Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202.467.2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In response to Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Justin Walker to a seat on the D.C. Circuit court, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Justin Walker would be wholly unsuitable and unqualified for one of our nation’s highest appellate courts at any time, but his nomination is especially egregious now in the middle of a national public health crisis. Walker is an anti-government zealot at a time when lives depend on the government being able to act. He is deeply opposed to the Affordable Care Act and accessible health care. He lauded a dissent by Brett Kavanaugh, when Kavanaugh was on the D.C. Circuit, for providing a ‘road map’ to do away with the ACA. Walker’s hostility to affordable and accessible health care, combined with the power he would have as a judge on one of our most influential federal courts, is a potentially deadly combination in the midst of the current pandemic and shows yet again how little this administration actually cares about the well-being of millions of Americans.”

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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 opportunityLearn more: http://www.pfaw.org.