Republicans seem intent on remaining the minority party in the U.S. Senate.
Mitch McConnell keeps cutting deals and selling out the GOP base and Senate RINOs continue to thumb their noses at their own voters.
And these RINO Republicans just teamed up with Senate Democrats to advance this pro-abortion zealot to a powerful position.
The U.S. Senate advanced the nomination of radical Center for Reproductive Rights lawyer Julie Rikelman to be a U.S. Court of Appeals judge in a 53-45 vote invoking cloture.
Democrats were aided by pro-abortion Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who also voted to end the debate and end any possibility of filibuster.
Nothing short of an all-out effort to “fundamentally change our judiciary.”
With the cloture vote secured, and the support of at least two Republicans certain, the Senate is expected to proceed to a roll call vote on Rikelman’s confirmation on June 20.
Democrats are sure to have the 60 votes required, assuming Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) are physically present.
Conservative Senators like Ted Cruz (R-TX) have expressed serious concerns about Rikelman, who served for nearly a decade as senior litigation director for the Center for Reproductive Rights, a radical pro-abortion advocacy organization.
And they believe, rightfully so, Rikelman was nominated by President Joe Biden as part of his concerted effort to “fundamentally change our judiciary.”
In fact, Cruz told Rikelman back in September 2022, just one month after her nomination, that her career embodies “precisely this pattern.”
An extreme pro-abortion zealot
Rikelman has spent most of her career as “an extreme zealot advocating for abortion,” according to Cruz.
Rikelman, who also spent time as vice president of litigation for NBC Universal, suggested in a December 2021 Salon interview that academic, financial, and professional gains enjoyed by women were made possible by abortion.
She also said one of her biggest goals was “to make sure that the voices of women were heard at the court and were present in the courtroom . . . to make sure that the impact of taking this right away, something the court hast [sic] never done . . . would be felt.”
Prior to the Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs ruling, Rikelman recommended “expanding access to abortion,” saying that the “status quo is not good enough” and that she was committed to the “battle against outright bans on abortion.”
But Rikelman doesn’t just advocate for the mass killing of babies, she has also lashed out against the Pro-Life movement, calling pregnancy resource centers “faux clinics.”
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, pointed out that “Rikelman’s career of representing abortionists in court and leading a U.S. litigation team for a pro-abortion organization makes her incapable of acting as an impartial jurist and therefore, unfit for a seat on the federal bench.”
And Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, wrote, “Pro-abortion litigation makes up the singular focus of her legal experience over the last decade and renders her unfit to serve as an impartial judge on the First Circuit. Rikelman’s career has been strictly centered around the radical, pro-abortion agenda for over two decades.”
If the Senate confirms the nomination, Rikelman will serve as a federal judge for life.
Putting the very lives of children and women at risk.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.