Schumer on SCOTUS: ‘Freedom of Women to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions … Will Be Gravely Threatened’
SCHUMER: "Now, normally in the Senate we have a process of advise and consent on the Supreme Court. In the old days the President would consult with Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on a qualified judge, and then after careful deliberation nominate a jurist that could get bipartisan support. What we have here is the exact opposite. The President has gone to two far out of the mainstream hard-right groups: The Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, and asked them, not the Senate, to advise and consent on a Supreme Court nomination. Whomever the President selects tonight, if that nominee is from the pre-approved list selected by Leo and the Heritage Foundation, everyone ought to understand what it means for the freedom of women to make their own health care decisions and for the protection for Americans with preexisting conditions. Those rights will be gravely threatened."