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Rep. Jennifer Wexton Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

In response to the Senate’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) released the following statement:

"Senate Republicans have rammed through an extreme Supreme Court Justice just in time to hear a case that could rip away health care from millions of Americans. Yet, for more than five months, they have refused to work with the House on a desperately-needed COVID relief package.

"Additionally, millions of Virginians have already cast their ballots in this election, which ends in just eight days. Leader McConnell has denied the American people the right to have their voices heard on this extraordinarily consequential appointment.

"This process tells you everything you need to know about the Senate Republicans’ priorities -- this is not about the American people, it is about holding onto power."