Washington, D.C. — U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a second emergency application by Republican lawmakers to overturn a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling replacing a deeply gerrymandered Congressional map. Earlier in the day, a panel of three Republican-appointed federal judges rejected a similar challenge to the State Supreme Court’s map from Republicans in Pennsylvania’s State Senate.
“Today’s court victories are good news for American democracy and Pennsylvanian voters.
“The Republican gerrymandered maps rigged the rules of our democracy against the people of Pennsylvania. Now, Republicans will be held accountable for the special interest agenda they have inflicted on hard-working Pennsylvanians.
“In a democracy, the voters choose their elected officials, not the other way around.”