WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just days from her confirmation hearing, several new reports showed that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has not been completely honest in releasing information about her background.
These new revelations outline Coney Barrett’s omissions from her Senate Judiciary disclosure forms about earlier work with a group hostile to LGBTQ rights, her work as one of the lead attorneys defending a steel magnate accused of helping drive a hospital system into bankruptcy, and her failure to disclose two talks to anti-abortion groups. Yesterday’s reports only add to the list of Coney Barrett’s omissions that include her name listed as a signatory for an anti-choice ad that called Roe v. Wade “barbaric.”
“There has never been a Supreme Court nominee about whom we knew so little and yet the Senate is ramming through a confirmation hearing. The public has a right to know what Amy Coney Barrett is hiding before she is considered for a lifetime appointment to the high court,” said Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.US. “Confirmation hearings should be postponed until we can examine all of Coney Barrett’s professional history.”
Here’s the latest:
Washington Blade: Why does website say Barrett worked at anti-LGBTQ firm earlier than she disclosed?
“Amy Coney Barrett, whom President Trump has nominated to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, has admitted to accepting speaking fees from the anti-LGBTQ legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom — but the group’s website suggests she had ties to the group that were broader and earlier than she previously disclosed.”
CNN: Amy Coney Barrett initially failed to disclose talks on Roe v. Wade hosted by anti-abortion groups on Senate paperwork
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett initially failed to disclose two talks she gave in 2013 hosted by two anti-abortion student groups on paperwork provided to the Senate ahead of her confirmation hearing to become the next Supreme Court justice.”
NBC News: Barrett disclosure did not include work for troubled hospital group
“U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett did not include on her Senate Judiciary disclosure forms a notable case in which she was one of two lead attorneys: defending a Pittsburgh steel magnate accused of helping drive a major Pennsylvania Hospital System into bankruptcy.”