Hi, I’m a constituent from Santa Monica and a member of Indivisible CA-33, parent of three children who are attending local public school through zoom, business co-owner, and public health and arts advocate.
I’m writing today to urge the Senator do everything in her power to delay the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett. If that means remaining absent so quorum can’t be met, do that. If a new impeachment trial needs to begin, do that. Please use every procedural trick at your disposal. We cannot allow the GOP and Donal Trump to steal their second lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in four years. As Senator Amy Klobuchar said during Barrett’s hearing on Monday, this isn’t Donald Trump’s SCOTUS seat, it’s our SCOTUS seat. As Senator Sheldon Whitehouse outlined today, the dark money forces that supported filling this seat instantly, with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body not yet cold, are the foundations of the deep, decades-long corruption and purchase of the judiciary that threaten to destroy democracy and any semblance of three separate and coequal branches of government in America.
Additionally, should Democrats win the White House and the Senate, I want the Senator to know that I expect her to respond accordingly to the lawlessness and disregard for decorum displayed by Mitch McConnell since he has been the Senate Majority Leader. The filibuster must go, and if they do manage to steal this seat, we must add additional seats to the court.
Thank you for your time and attention. I hope that you and your staff and family are remaining safe and healthy during the COVID crisis.