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posted Friday, May 22, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 21
PFAW: Instead of the pandemic, Republicans focus on another anti-ACA judicial nominee
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PFAW: Instead of the pandemic, Republicans focus on another anti-ACA judicial nominee

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2020) - Following today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Cory Wilson to the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

"Instead of using critical Senate time to address the coronavirus pandemic that is threatening lives and communities, Republican leadership today forced the Senate Judiciary Committee to take up the nomination of yet another anti-health care Trump judicial nominee, Cory Wilson. Wilson today tried to downplay his past comments calling the Affordable Care Act 'perverse' and 'illegitimate.' But as several Democrats on the committee pointed out, Wilson's extreme rhetoric on health care strongly indicates he would bring that hostility to the bench, as does Wilson's refusal today to recuse himself if an ACA-related case comes before the 5th Circuit. That is unconscionable at a time when tens of thousands are dying in the United States from a pandemic that makes access to health care more vital than ever."

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. It encourages civic participation, defends fundamental rights, and fights to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. More at www.pfaw.org.

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