Sen. Gillibrand holds the Senate floor in opposition to Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

Video courtesy of Sen. Gillibrand’s Office

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to denounce Republican efforts to rush through the confirmation process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Senate Republicans are moving forward with a rushed confirmation process that Gillibrand says will have “harmful consequences” on health care, immigrant’s rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and more.

“Instead of delivering desperately needed COVID-19 relief to American families, this confirmation will risk the health care of millions of Americans,” Gillibrand said. “Four years ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denied a hearing for Obama’s nominee eight months before the election and urged the Senate to ensure American voters picked the next Supreme Court Justice by voting for the next president. Today, we are eight short days from the 2020 general election and millions of Americans have already cast their vote.”