Washington, D.C., September 25, 2020 - Today, in response to news reports that President Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the Brady Campaign called on the United States Senate to reject the nomination.
Brady Campaign President Kris Brown explained:
“The U.S. Senate must reject Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
For our movement, an even more conservative Supreme Court is a threat to gun safety laws across the country. Such a Court could expand the interpretation of the Second Amendment and threaten decades of hard won progress at the local, state and federal level. The NRA spent $54 million on the 2016 election, including more than $30 million to elect President Trump. His Supreme Court nominees have not disappointed his gun lobby patrons. There is every reason to fear that Judge Barrett would advance the extreme and unfounded views of the gun lobby on the Supreme Court, threatening needed, common-sense and hard-won gun safety laws across the country. We urge you to call your Senator and tell them they must follow the McConnell Rule or reject this nominee.
In 2016 Senator McConnell said that the Senate should “give the people a voice in the filling of this vacancy.” While we should not expect the famously feckless Senate Majority Leader to stick to this principle, Brady urges all members of the United States Senate to do so. Just as our nation’s gun laws are at stake in this fight, so too is the worth of their words and their principles.”
The fact of the matter is this: Any Trump pick is against the will of the people.— Kris Brown (@KrisB_Brown) September 25, 2020
Polls show the majority of Americans do not believe the Senate should confirm a nominee until after Inauguration. The PEOPLE should decide!
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Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.