Statement of Attorney General Phil Weiser on the nomination to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sept. 26, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)–Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement regarding the nomination to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“The rush to jam through a nominee while a presidential election is underway breaks the commitments of a number of Senators and is an irresponsible dereliction of the Senate’s duty to vet nominees carefully. There is so much at stake at this moment, including public confidence in the Supreme Court and the rule of law itself.
“As someone who worked at the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued before it, I have serious concerns about this nominee and the Senate’s rush to confirm her. Confirming a nominee with a rigid ideology and pre-commitments to overturn important precedents will harm Coloradans: removing health care protections, rolling back equality, overruling Roe v. Wade, and allowing felons to possess firearms.
“During this crucial time, the voices of the American people must be heard. By fighting for the progress made because of the work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and others, we can reject a nominee whose views are well outside of the mainstream.”