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STATEMENT: Nomination of Political Extremist Cory Wilson to Appeals Court Is an Insult to Americans, CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Says

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump nominated Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Maggie Jo Buchanan, director of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

President Trump’s decision to nominate an extreme political partisan such as Cory Wilson to the federal appeals court is an insult to the American people as they face the coronavirus pandemic. Wilson has long opposed access to health care, repeatedly writing op-eds disparaging the Affordable Care Act and its supporters. He has ridiculed the idea of same-sex marriage, pledged to overturn Roe v. Wade, and voted to gut key protections for women’s reproductive freedom guaranteed by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution. His long-standing, extremist record has demonstrated clear hostility to the rights of families across the country. By supporting him for the appellate bench, Trump is showing how little he cares about Americans’ access to health care and their well-being.

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