Talking Points Memo: Why On Earth Would Biden Do A ‘Deal’ With McConnell For An Anti-Abortion Judge?

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Matt Shuham


Reproductive Rights

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 1, 2022.

Dealmaking around judicial nominations isn’t unheard of. But the prospect of a lifetime appointment for an anti-abortion judge was too much for some progressive groups to handle.

“It is completely unacceptable for Democrats to even consider confirming an anti-abortion judge to a lifetime appointment, especially in the wake of last week’s devastating news on Roe. People are going to die because of a lack of abortion access,” said Rakim H.D. Brooks, president of Alliance for Justice.

“We don’t know the details of this alleged deal, but we cannot understand why the administration would be working with McConnell to appoint an anti-abortion member of the Federalist Society to a lifetime position on the federal bench.”

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