He said: “Every American deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 11* of the judges with the worst records on health care.
He said: “There is still work to be done when we see that LGBTQ people in this country are still not guaranteed permanent federal protection against discrimination… Too often the LGBTQ community still face hate, violence, and discrimination in the workplace, in the classroom, housing market, and more and more in our society.” Source
He voted for 1 out of 10* of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.
Reproductive Health Care
He said: “To be clear, I fully support a woman’s freedom to choose to what happens to her own body. That is an intensely, intensely personal decision that only she, in consultation with her god, her doctor, her partner or family, that’s her choice.” Source
He voted for 1 out of 13* of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.
Worker & Consumer Rights
He said: “We all want the opportunity to earn a living with a good wage and a secure retirement.” Source
He voted for 1 out of 12* of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.
He said: “I understand the importance of protecting our environment and preserving our natural resources for future generations. From Little River Canyon to Dauphin Island, Alabama is home to many natural wonders. We rely on our environment not just for its beauty, but also as a driver of our state’s economy.” Source
He voted for 0 out of 12* of the judges with the worst records on the environment.
He said: “[W]e now see the underbelly of racism in this country, and we see it in the form of police officers, who used to be called “peace officers,” folks who should be keeping the peace and not disturbing it, not making it worse than it is for all Americans.” Source
He voted for 1 out of 9* of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.
He said: “The act of voting is at the very heart of our democracy and it is our most basic duty as citizens. Unfortunately, throughout our nation’s history, and still today, there are countless examples of those in power fighting to strip that right. Not coincidentally, those efforts often impact minorities, the elderly, and disabled citizens the most.” Source
He voted for 1 out of 13* of the judges with the worst records on voting rights.
*The Senator did not cast a vote for all judges in our list.