Peters Statement on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“The Supreme Court’s rulings have a profound impact on the lives and livelihoods of Michiganders and all Americans. Soon it will hear the lawsuit pushed by the Trump Administration to end health protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This could return us to the days when insurance companies called the shots on health care for Michiganders—when getting sick or having cancer could result in losing health care or facing financial ruin; women could be charged more for care; people could lose coverage for hitting an annual or lifetime limit; and seniors could be charged more for prescription drugs. From health care to women’s reproductive rights to whether workers have a level playing field against corporate special interests, there could not be more at stake. 

“Michiganders have already started voting and with Election Day 38 days away — they deserve to have a say in who nominates and confirms the next Supreme Court justice. As I have said before, I do not support the Senate moving forward on a Supreme Court nomination until after Inauguration Day. I will vote against confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on our nation’s highest court.”