With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the political sphere immediately turned to the long-debated Roe v. Wade ruling that could be overturned with the next Supreme Court Justice that President Trump (R) nominates. Democrats warned that this was a threat to Democracy and to women across the country, and Florida Democrats are now pushing back in opposition after the President nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
One of the members of Congress that has joined the discussion is Florida rep. Ted Deutch (D).
As leaders of the @ProChoiceCaucus, we know how urgent the fight is to protect a woman’s right to reproductive care.
We also know what Trump looks for in a justice.
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) September 25, 2020
Sharing a tweet from Colorado Rep. Diana Degette (D), the tweet expresses that “as leaders of the Pro Choice Caucus, we know how urgent the fight is to protect a woman’s right to reproductive care.” Moreover, the lawmakers argue that they “know what Trump looks for in a justice.”
The Democratic lawmakers are “calling on the Senate to abstain from considering a SCOTUS nominee until after the inauguration,” which comes on the day that the President and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) are set to take the stage for the first presidential debate.
Let’s be clear: Abortion is an essential, time-sensitive medical procedure. And we are not going to let these individuals play politics with public health during this pandemic.
— Pro Choice Caucus (@ProChoiceCaucus) March 27, 2020
In the tweet, Degette also shared the letter, signed by Deutch, that was directed to Senator Mitch McConnell (R), Senator Lindsey Graham (R), rep. Chuck Schumer (D) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D).
In the letter, the lawmakers argue that this is “a time when the health. Of our communities and our fundamental rights are under tremendous pressure.”
Because “President Trump has made perfectly clear that a commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade is a litmus test for any new justice,” the lawmakers expressed that Justice Ginsburg’s “seat should only be filled with someone who would be able to carry” her “mantle when the next birth control case is before the Court.”
In turn, “we call on the Senate to wait to consider any Supreme Court nominee until it can be made by the winner of the November 3rd election.”