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Indivisible statement on reporting that President Biden intends to nominate anti-choice Chad Meredith to federal judgeship

07/01/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2022
Contact: Emily Phelps
| press@indivisible.org
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to reporting that President Biden intends to nominate extreme right-wing, anti-choice lawyer Chad Meredith to a federal judgeship in Kentucky, Indivisible co-executive director Leah Greenberg issued the following statement:
 
“President Biden cannot go through with this deal and Meredith should never be confirmed to the federal bench.  There’s no question about how Chad Meredith would rule as a judge. Given the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, no anti-choice lawyer should be nominated or confirmed at all. 
 
“The fact that Chad Meredith is even being considered in this environment is sending up every red flag imaginable. Democrats should be loudly and proudly fighting for reproductive rights and access to abortion. There should be no doubt in Democratic voters’ minds that their party is unified on this. President Biden should clarify he won’t be announcing any nominees like Chad Meredith to lifetime judgeships so that they can put patients in further danger.
 
“Republicans have already stacked the federal judiciary with far-right partisans — we don’t need Democrats helping them do it.”

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The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.