September 26, 2020

Kaine Statement On Nomination Of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

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

“I’ve said from the beginning that Senator McConnell should follow his own precedent from 2016: this vacancy should be filled by the winner of the ongoing election. I intend to follow that precedent and will not support anyone’s confirmation until we know the election results. There are less than 40 days between now and Election Day, and voting is already underway in Virginia and other states. Given the stakes—health care, fundamental rights, the integrity of the Court—rushing a confirmation vote before the American people have weighed in would be reckless.”

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