Schumer Statement On Judge Barrett’s Failure To Say President Trump Cannot Unilaterally Delay Elections

October 13, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Judge Barrett’s failure to say President Trump can’t unilaterally delay elections:

“Instead of giving the obvious and straightforward answer that of course the president cannot unilaterally delay the election, she dodged the question.  Her refusal to stand up to the president on this obvious legal question is alarming, and indicates that she is more interested in pleasing President Trump than she would be in stopping his illegal behavior.  Judge Barrett should immediately pledge to recuse herself from any cases involving the 2020 elections.”