Burgum Must Withdraw Support for Supreme Court Nominee or Admit Anti-LGBTQ+ Bias

BISMARCK, ND — With the final U.S. Senate vote expected soon on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Gov. Burgum has not yet answered for the inconsistency in his support for her hurried confirmation and his supposed denunciation of the NDGOP anti-LGBTQ+ platform earlier this year. 

Barrett has signed on to a letter with the Ethics and Public Policy Center saying that marriage is between only one man and one woman. A recent news story in the Associated Press reported she was a trustee for a private school with anti-gay policies, indicating a bias against the individual liberties of LGBTQ+ citizens who deserve the same rights as everyone else.

The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:

“Gov. Burgum only spoke out against the NDGOP’s hateful rhetoric and platform after public pressure from breaking news. Then he turned around and backed the rushed confirmation of a nominee whose record shows she would likely support the same policies he denounced. This kind of inconsistency on the basic issue of civil liberty disqualifies him for the job he now holds. Gov. Burgum must denounce his support for this hasty confirmation, and show his constituents he means what he said earlier this year or admit he doesn’t support them.”