PRESS RELEASES / September 18, 2020

Arizonans Call On McSally To Uphold The ‘McConnell Rule’ On Leaving Seats Vacant In Presidential Years


Friday, September 18, 2020

As Arizonans, we are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a devoted public servant and leader who truly embodied justice.

Less than two hours after Arizonans learned of her passing, appointed Senator Martha McSally showed her inability to have empathy and compassion as she shared her intention to break the ‘McConnell rule’ forbidding Supreme Court confirmations during presidential election years.

We call on Martha McSally to change her position and ensure that all Arizonans have a chance to weigh in on the next Supreme Court justice. With the future of healthcare, reproductive rights, and immigration policy – among many other issues – at stake, it’s more important now than ever that Arizonans have a voice in who the next nominee will be. In keeping with the basic principles of fairness and democracy, McSally must not vote to approve a nominee until after Inauguration Day 2021.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the health care repeal lawsuit on November 10. The lawsuit seeks to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which McSally promised to protect.



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