WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the highest Court in the land—the U.S. Supreme Court. Heather Higgins, CEO of Independent Women’s Voice, issued the following statement:

“Four years ago, women were warned that President Trump’s election would be a catastrophe for women, that he would roll back their rights and women’s dreams would be shattered. What happened next? Their rights were protected, and health care had better choices at a lower cost. A booming economy led to a surge in the creation of women-owned businesses, rising pay for all workers, and the lowest unemployment rate for women in modern history before Coronavirus forced widespread shut downs on the world.

“Women heard similar dire warnings again about the President’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: That same biased media and leaders of the Women’s March sought to paint her as bent on destroying women’s rights and as a religious zealot that would close every door that Ruth Bader Ginsberg opened. What women saw during her confirmation hearing was an impressive, humble, and brilliant woman. Far from a threat to women’s rights, Judge Barrett embodies the triumph of it, as a woman who has managed to excel in her career, while still being a tremendously involved community member and mother.  

“In a fair world free of progressive privilege, Judge Barrett would be celebrated as breaking glass ceilings and hailed as an incredible role model for all women and girls. She would be receiving bipartisan support; as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sotomayor once did. Sadly though, because she is an independent-thinker, she is being marginalized and belittled by those who normally preen about the need to elevate women. We see again that all that talk about the sisterhood and being ‘with her’ is selective. Instead they just use women as a prop to advance their own radical progressive agenda. They only support women who think like they do and who are handmaids to their agenda.

“This partisanship has gone too far. The treatment of Amy Coney Barrett—which is the treatment received by essentially all prominent women who have had the temerity to think differently, support a different political view, and make their views public—is not what American women should have to endure.

“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a woman that modern women are celebrating.”