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If Thom Tillis Confirms A Trump SCOTUS Nominee, Voters Will Remove Him From Office

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, September 19, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
Planned Parenthood Votes Pressroom


Raleigh, NC — Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) didn’t let 24 hours pass before he declared that, against Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last sentiments, he would work to confirm her replacement with a President Trump nominee. One the President has promised to select “without delay” and who would be dedicated to overturning Roe v Wade. This an abandonment of the precedent established by Tillis himself in 2016, when he explicitly said that, “once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over.” It’s also a direct threat to our ability to control our lives, our bodies, and our futures.

With our health and rights on the line, voters in North Carolina do not want the confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice until their choice for president is in office.

Statement from Paige Johnson, Planned Parenthood Votes spokesperson in North Carolina:

“Thom Tillis’ hypocrisy will be the final straw for many voters across North Carolina. He will be held responsible for the elimination of the rights, freedoms, and health care of people across North Carolina. After voting to defund Planned Parenthood, oppose Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, and eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, this is just the latest proof point that Tillis will always put politics before our health and fights. He has a clear choice: follow the precedent he supported in 2016, or start moving out of his office.” From now until Election Day, Planned Parenthood Votes will work to mobilize supporters to ensure that Tillis is held accountable and replaced with Cal Cunningham, a champion for reproductive health and rights."

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