In an unusual new partnership, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) joined forces with the Senate minority leader on Sunday evening Chuck Schumeris (DN.Y.) to mobilize voters against the Republican plan to plunder their choices to reverse the delay Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“We need to make sure we mobilize an unprecedented scale to ensure that this vacancy is reserved for the next president,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a news conference at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, which was attended by Ginsburg and Schumer.
Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer urged voters to press their senators to demand that they adhere to the hasty approval of the new justice.
“It is extremely important that we understand the risks of this vacancy,” Ocasio-Cortez warned. “Our reproductive rights are on the line. Our labor rights are straightforward. Our right to health care is straightforward. ”
She and Schumer also announced the dangers of threats to voting rights and the environment, and the deteriorating situation of immigrants.
He was asked if the House would initiate another indictment against the president Donald Trump or the Attorney General William Barr To suspend the nomination, Ocasio-Cortez said: “We need to consider … of all tools [at] our disposal. “
“We all need to be bolder and … make sure our rights are stabilized,” Ocasio-Cortez said. And the head of the Senate majority Mitchas McConnellas (R-Ky): “We have to tell him he’s playing with fire. We need to make sure that this vacancy is protected, that our elections continue and that the American people have their say. “
Schumer darkly warned that 100 years of progress could be jeopardized.
“We are here because the American people want … rights to be preserved. We don’t want to turn the clock back, “he said. “And we only need two more senators to say they will follow RBG’s wish,” so she doesn’t fill her seat until after the election, Schumer added.
Schumer quoted a Reuters survey released Sunday, which found that 62% of Americans, including many Republicans, believe that November. the winner should appoint a judge to fill the vacancy.
“We are close to an election, we to elections“Schumer said. “Trying to decide this at this late moment is contemptuous and unjust and anti-democratic.”
He added: “If we win the majority, everything will be on the table.”
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