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Group of Utahns demonstrate against SCOTUS pick

Posted at 9:51 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 23:51:27-04

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump's pick of Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court was met with very different reactions among some Utahns.

Both of Utah’s Senators, Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, praised Barrett as a “highly respected Jurist” and saying she will be a “fantastic Supreme Court Justice.”

But others in Utah took to the streets to express their displeasure at the pick.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fought her entire life arguing for the rights of women,” local activist Darlene McDonald told FOX 13 in an interview. “Amy Coney Barrett will do the exact opposite… Yes, she is a woman, but she stands against everything that women have been fighting for the last 50 years.”

“I am worried about the nomination,” Salt Lake City Councilwoman Amy Fowler said while admitting she wants to study Barrett’s record more but emphasizing that justices should not have agendas.

The ultimate reason for the march was not against Barrett, but to remember the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The march started at the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City where several shared their thoughts on the state of affairs in America as well as their feelings toward the president.

The group then walked to the Federal Building on State Street where Sen. Romney’s office is located.

Many praised Ginsburg’s name, citing her as a hero and icon in America.

The main message above everything else, however, was to vote.

“Vote your entire ballot from the top to the bottom,” McDonald said, adding that this election is more important than any other in history.