As the Senate moves closer to confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Americans are reminded that voting is crucial and elections have consequences. Trump, with the help of Senator Mitch McConnell, has appointed more than 200 judges with racist, sexist, homophobic, and nationalist views. The worst part is that these judges were given lifetime appointments. They will make crucial decisions about access to health care, voting rights, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, gun safety, the environment, immigration and executive power for decades to come.
In the timely new short film, “Trump’s Judges: The Worst of the Worst” from Brave New Films Action Fund, we are introduced to some of these judges whose decisions will affect each and every one of us.
How has Trump had so many vacancies to fill? Republicans blocked Obama’s judicial nominations for two years. So for the past four years, Mitch McConnell has ‘packed the courts.’ As he says in the film, “My motto is leave no vacancy behind!” We can’t afford another four years of this. Let’s let everyone know what’s at stake in this election and remind them to vote.