Senator Inhofe on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “I am committed to finding solutions to improving accessibility to quality care for those in rural parts of Oklahoma and our country.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on health care.  

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  On Obergefell: “I’ve been disappointed, and I was not surprised. I thought they would rule the way they did. I know a lot of people, actually a lot of people who are friends of mine in the gay community, who also think it was a bad decision.” Source “[M]y wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “To defend the right to life, I have been a leader on legislative efforts to end the practice of abortion.” Source

He voted for 14 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “I am proud to be counted among the strongest supporters of worker’s rights and free and open labor markets. Our nation’s workers are the backbone of this economy, and deserve strong support from the halls of Congress.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 He said:  “Republicans and job creators alike support clean air and clean water.” Source

He voted for 14 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on the environment. 

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “What happened to George Floyd was a crime. It was horrible. It has caused a groundswell – people joining together to stand against injustice and hate, not just for George Floyd, but for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others. These protests are meaningful and positive events, standing up for dignity and respect for all people.” Source

He voted for 14 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “The Constitution established the basis and formation of our nation: that we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people… By restoring an emphasis on the Constitution in civics education, we can encourage more young Americans to be active participants in our democracy by communicating with their elected officials, engaging in advocacy and, when eligible, voting in state, local and federal elections.” Source

He 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.