“There is no moral equivalency when it comes to racism, and I do not believe there is a moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in an interview with Des Moines Register.
“I think there are some issues that have such moral clarity that we as society decided that the other side is not acceptable. Imagine saying, it’s okay to appoint a Judge who is racist, or antisemitic, or homophobic. Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America…I don’t think those are political issues anymore,” continued Sen. Gillibrand.
“And we believe in this country in the separation of church and state, and I respect the right of every American to hold their religious beliefs true to themselves. But our country and our constitution has always demanded that we have a separation of church and state. And all these efforts by President Trump and other ultra radical conservative judges and justices to impose their faith on Americans is contrary to the constitution. I believe for all of these issues, they are not issues that there is a fair other side.”