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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Issues Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

Jul 5, 2018
Press Release

Dallas, TX Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today regarding the upcoming nomination of a Justice by President Trump to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court:

 

“The rulings issued by the Supreme Court last week show the vital significance it plays in shaping our nation’s future. Voting rights, women’s rights, equal rights, LGBTQ rights, privacy rights, and the right to health care all hinge on the makeup of the highest court. And in a state like Texas, where many of these rights have been intentionally targeted, they are terrifyingly vulnerable. Under no circumstances should the Senate confirm President Trump’s nominee should he or she seek to overturn fundamental rights granted in cases such as Roe v. Wade or Brown v. Board of Education. Unless President Trump nominates someone who falls in line with mainstream judicial thought, respects precedent and vows to uphold settled law, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to withhold voting for any of the ideologically motivated candidates on the President’s previously released shortlist. The future of Americans all across the country, and of Texans in particular, depends on it.”

 

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