Congressman Tim Ryan's Statement on President Trump's Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the United States Supreme Court
Washington, DC -- Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) made the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump's announcement that he will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
“More than 13 million Americans are unemployed and more than 200,000 have died; working-class people spent months begging for help from Congress. But instead of President Trump and Senate Republicans working with us to get help out to those who need it, they have spent the past four months sitting on their hands. Now their political game continues: while the American people are still desperate for help, President Trump and Senate Republicans are instead dropping everything to confirm an extremist justice to the court before the November 3rd election. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a lifetime helping our country live up to its founding ideals. Her dying wish was that Senator McConnell follow the rule he himself made, and a nominee not be confirmed until the next presidential term. I hope my Republican colleagues will heed her wish and focus on the critical issue of getting the American people the relief they need,” said Congressman Tim Ryan.