For Immediate Release
Contact: Omar Tewfik

Time to flip the Senate and end the corrupt power games

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement after the Senate majority illegitimately forced through the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“As COVID-19 cases skyrocket and Americans continue to lose their lives and livelihoods, Mitch McConnell and his caucus have chosen to play corrupt political power games. For several months, they have willfully turned their backs on relief for our communities, allowing more than 1 million front-line heroes to be laid off and millions of working people to needlessly struggle without a critical economic lifeline. But they managed to work all weekend, even through the night, to push through the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee who will gut the ACA and take away health care and protections for millions of people with preexisting conditions. It’s time to vote them out, end the corruption and fund the front lines.”