Let’s just hope this isn’t premature celebrating:
Democratic presidential candidates celebrated the Thursday morning’s Supreme Court decision blocking the Trump administration’s request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Chief Justice john Roberts joined with the court’s liberal wing in a decision ruling 5-4 the Trump administration did not give adequate reason for adding the question.
YES — this is a victory for our democracy. But the fight is not over, so let’s keep working to make sure everyone is counted. https://t.co/vqjDFjgiVg
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 27, 2019
Trump lied about his motivations, and five justices called him on it. His proposal to add a citizenship question to the census was nothing but a racist attempt to disenfranchise communities of color. https://t.co/OPZfQbpgNK
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 27, 2019
#SCOTUS has ruled AGAINST adding the #CitizenshipQuestion to #Census2020. This is a major win for democracy, but the fight to ensure every voice is heard is not over. We must continue reassuring communities of color that census participation is safe, important, and necessary.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 27, 2019
Key words: “for now.”
Between the census and today’s gerrymandering ruling, it’s clear that Republicans want to choose their voters—because they know the American people won’t choose them.
This is a big win, but the fight is far from over. https://t.co/KoA1ixjo6z
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) June 27, 2019
Politicians shouldn’t be able to pick their voters, voters should choose their representatives. The Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision will have drastic consequences for the future of our nation. As president, banning partisan gerrymandering will be a top priority.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 27, 2019