Senator Risch on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “Ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare is among the greatest challenges our nation faces.  Our current healthcare system is too expensive and inaccessible to far too many.” Source

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

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  “Should an amendment defining marriage in the same way as DOMA come before the full Senate, I will support it.” Source

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

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “The most basic right we humans have is the right to life.  I am strongly pro-life and always have been. I will, therefore, only support legislation that protects and promotes human life, including the unborn.” Source

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

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “Jobs and job growth are critical components of a healthy, vibrant and robust economy. It is imperative that Congress find responsible ways to build a strong foundation that promotes job creation through pro-growth policies and lower taxes.” Source

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

Environment

 He said:  “Idaho and the rest of America have a rich supply of natural resources. I support legislation that protects our environment for future generations, while maintaining private property rights and keeping in mind the needs of local communities and industry.” Source

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

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “The killing of George Floyd has justifiably shocked our nation and I join all Americans in demanding accountability and justice.” Source

He voted for 15 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “The pioneers of the suffrage movement, many of whom hailed from Idaho, fought hard for this fundamental freedom…Today, we celebrate these suffragists’ inspiring perseverance and grit as they worked to secure voting equality for women across the country.” Source

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