NRRT ISSUES STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECISIONS IN RUCHO, LAMONE

June 27, 2019

Alexandria, VA – Governor Scott Walker, National Finance Chairman of the NRRT issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decisions in Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek. 

“Today’s opinion has finally pulled federal courts out of the business of picking winners and losers in redistricting cases.  A judiciary forced to consider such inherently political questions would become just another partisan branch of government.  Americans deserve an impartial, independent judiciary and today they can confidently say they have that.”

“This is not the end of our fight.  The battle to protect our country from Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s plan to hijack our elections now moves to the states.  Democrats will double down on flipping state Supreme Courts and bring more lawsuits to be heard by friendly judges they helped to elect – just like they have already done in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and tried to do in Wisconsin.  Today’s decision is a great victory for our Constitution.  Now, more than ever, we need all Republicans to join us or we will find ourselves gerrymandered into perpetual minorities by liberal state supreme courts.”