Senator Patrick Leahy made a jarringly sexist statement to Amy Coney Barrett when he opined that her confirmation to the Supreme Court would be harmful to women and minorities.
Senator Leahy must have not read Barrett’s bio. The working mother of school-aged children’s accomplishments speaks for themselves.
According to Fox News:
“They’re scared that the clock will be turned back to a time when women had no right to control their own bodies and when it was acceptable to discriminate against women in the workplace,” Leahy said.
The Democrat went on to claim that there is concern that Barrett would rule in ways that would undo several other forms of equal protection under the law.
“And they’re scared that your confirmation will result in the rolling back of voting rights, workers’ rights, and the rights of the LGBTQ community to equal treatment,” Leahy said. “These aren’t just thoughts. These are real-life, implications of decisions made by the court.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, tweeted following Leahy’s remarks that there was a degree of irony in him making these remarks to denigrate a working mother.
Sen. Leahy says he's worried if Judge Barrett is confirmed, we'll go back to a time where women can be discriminated against in the workplace.
Is he unaware of who he is interviewing to fill the vacant seat?
A highly-successful working mom of school-age children.#ConfirmAmy
— MarjorieDannenfelser (@marjoriesba) October 12, 2020
The left continues to play identity politics while the right continues to prove a meritocracy is beneficial to all people.