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Kaine Statement on Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court:

“I voted not to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court. After declaring the Senate shouldn’t confirm a new justice during an election year in 2016, Senate Republicans have abandoned their own rule so they can ram through their own nominee in hopes she will strike down the Affordable Care Act. I strain to recall ever before witnessing such disdain for precedent, such disrespect for the legacy of an American giant, such disregard for the will of the voters.”