Senator Hyde-Smith on Judges

Health Care

 She said:  “Everyone understands that penalizing people for pre-existing conditions is unfair. I don’t know many people without pre-existing conditions.” Source

She voted for 11 out of 11* of the judges with the worst records on health care.**  

LGBTQ Rights

 She said:  Response to a request from a lesbian couple to use state grounds for their commitment ceremony: “Based on my personal and religious beliefs, I strongly object to this.” Source

She voted for 11 out of 11* of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 She said:  “Cindy believes all children, including the unborn, are guaranteed the right to life by our Creator.  She respects the sanctity of life and opposes taxpayer funding of abortions.  As Senator, Cindy will fight for and vote to confirm pro-life judges who will interpret the law as written, and not legislate from the bench.” Source “[Planned Parentood is] one of the worst things that ever happened to us.” Source

She voted for 13 out of 13* of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 She said:  “Senator Hyde-Smith welcomes opportunities to work with local, state, and federal officials to make Mississippi a better place to work and raise families.” Source

She voted for 12 out of 12* of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 She said:  “As a fourth-generation farmer, Senator Hyde-Smith understands the importance of conservation and good stewardship of our natural resources. She supports balanced and responsible resource management policies to ensure Mississippi’s forests, wetlands, and coastal region remain assets for future generations to enjoy.” Source

She voted for 13 out of 13* of the judges with the worst records on the environment.  

Police Misconduct

 She said:  “Americans are right to voice their objection to police brutality and lawless violence.” Source

She voted for 10 out of 10* of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 She said:  “[College students] remind me that there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who maybe we don’t want to vote. Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea.” Source

She voted for 14 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on voting rights.  

*The Senator did not cast a vote for all judges in our list.
**The Senator voted for Justin Walker’s confirmation to the D.C. Circuit. She did not participate in the vote on his nomination to the Western District of Kentucky.