Press Room

October 02, 2005

Category: HIV & AIDS

Miers Withdrawal Shows Extremist Control of White House

'This was an extremist veto of Miers' nomination,' said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.

WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement today as Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court.

"This was an extremist veto of Miers' nomination," said Solmonese. "Her withdrawal today demonstrates that the president is beholden to extremist groups rather than to the American people."

Solmonese continued, "There is still time to listen to the American people while selecting a nominee. We urge the president to find a nominee who shares the values of the American people. We join Republicans and Democrats alike in calling on President Bush to nominate a justice who will keep the court balanced."

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.