• Did Freedom Win? No
  • Voted for Freedom 49
  • Voted Against Freedom 51
  • Proxy Votes 0
Unlike Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Vanita Gupta did not receive bipartisan support in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Vanita Gupta has an extremely political record that will present challenges within the Department of Justice. On numerous occasions, Vanita Gupta has attacked school choice, conservative judicial nominees, and the American rule of law.

While Vanita Gupta led the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division under the Obama administration, she launched an attack against a Louisiana school choice program that supported African American children and their families. During her confirmation hearing, Senator Cruz (R-TX) cogently showcased Ms. Gupta’s anti-school choice effort by stating:

“Your tenure at the Department of Justice demonstrated a radical hostility to school choice, such as [when] the Department of Justice intervened in a case trying to kill a Louisiana school choice program there, even though many African American parents strongly supported the program.

The Black Alliance for Educational Options was fighting on the other side. The federal court at issue there specifically reprimanded the Department of Justice under your leadership for “ineffective lawyering”—that’s a quote—and for attempting to “circumvent the ordinary litigation process in order to regulate the school choice program without any legal judgment against the state.”

Additionally, Vanita Gupta viciously and unjustly attacked many of President Trump’s Article 3 nominees. Particularly, she sought to discredit and launch baseless attacks against Supreme Court nominees Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Vanita Gupta said that Justice Gorsuch is “dangerous and consequential;” Ms. Gupta said she couldn’t “underscore how dangerous it will be to have Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Court, a man who harbors such bias, rage, fury, and is so easily unhinged.” Additionally, she called Amy Coney Barrett’s constitutional confirmation process “illegitimate.”

Her vicious partisan record should automatically disqualify her from holding a top post at the Department of Justice. Over the past decade, we have seen the Department of Justice increase its political appetite to attack conservatives and those who oppose any of its efforts that infringed on Americans’ civil liberties. Should Vanita Gupta be confirmed, the politicization of the Department of Justice will surely continue.

Legislator's Votes

Voted for Freedom

John Barrasso

Senator WY

John Barrasso

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Marsha Blackburn

Senator TN

Marsha Blackburn

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Roy Blunt

Senator MO

Roy Blunt

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
John Boozman

Senator AR

John Boozman

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mike Braun

Senator IN

Mike Braun

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Richard Burr

Senator NC

Richard Burr

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Shelley Capito

Senator WV

Shelley Capito

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Bill Cassidy

Senator LA

Bill Cassidy

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Susan Collins

Senator ME

Susan Collins

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
John Cornyn

Senator TX

John Cornyn

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tom Cotton

Senator AR

Tom Cotton

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Kevin Cramer

Senator ND

Kevin Cramer

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mike Crapo

Senator ID

Mike Crapo

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ted Cruz

Senator TX

Ted Cruz

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Steve Daines

Senator MT

Steve Daines

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Joni Ernst

Senator IA

Joni Ernst

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Deb Fischer

Senator NE

Deb Fischer

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Lindsey Graham

Senator SC

Lindsey Graham

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Chuck Grassley

Senator IA

Chuck Grassley

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Bill Hagerty

Senator TN

Bill Hagerty

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Josh Hawley

Senator MO

Josh Hawley

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
John Hoeven

Senator ND

John Hoeven

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Cindy Hyde-Smith

Senator MS

Cindy Hyde-Smith

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jim Inhofe

Senator OK

Jim Inhofe

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ron Johnson

Senator WI

Ron Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
John Kennedy

Senator LA

John Kennedy

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
James Lankford

Senator OK

James Lankford

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mike Lee

Senator UT

Mike Lee

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Cynthia Lummis

Senator WY

Cynthia Lummis

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Roger Marshall

Senator KS

Roger Marshall

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mitch McConnell

Senator KY

Mitch McConnell

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jerry Moran

Senator KS

Jerry Moran

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Rand Paul

Senator KY

Rand Paul

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Rob Portman

Senator OH

Rob Portman

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jim Risch

Senator ID

Jim Risch

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mitt Romney

Senator UT

Mitt Romney

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mike Rounds

Senator SD

Mike Rounds

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Marco Rubio

Senator FL

Marco Rubio

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ben Sasse

Senator NE

Ben Sasse

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tim Scott

Senator SC

Tim Scott

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Rick Scott

Senator FL

Rick Scott

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Richard Shelby

Senator AL

Richard Shelby

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Dan Sullivan

Senator AK

Dan Sullivan

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
John Thune

Senator SD

John Thune

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Thom Tillis

Senator NC

Thom Tillis

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Pat Toomey

Senator PA

Pat Toomey

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tommy Tuberville

Senator AL

Tommy Tuberville

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Roger Wicker

Senator MS

Roger Wicker

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No
Todd Young

Senator IN

Todd Young

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Proxy Vote? No

Voted Against Freedom

Tammy Baldwin

Senator WI

Tammy Baldwin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Michael Bennet

Senator CO

Michael Bennet

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Dick Blumenthal

Senator CT

Dick Blumenthal

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Cory Booker

Senator NJ

Cory Booker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Sherrod Brown

Senator OH

Sherrod Brown

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Maria Cantwell

Senator WA

Maria Cantwell

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ben Cardin

Senator MD

Ben Cardin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tom Carper

Senator DE

Tom Carper

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Bob Casey

Senator PA

Bob Casey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Chris Coons

Senator DE

Chris Coons

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tammy Duckworth

Senator IL

Tammy Duckworth

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Dick Durbin

Senator IL

Dick Durbin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Dianne Feinstein

Senator CA

Dianne Feinstein

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Maggie Hassan

Senator NH

Maggie Hassan

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Martin Heinrich

Senator NM

Martin Heinrich

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mazie Hirono

Senator HI

Mazie Hirono

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tim Kaine

Senator VA

Tim Kaine

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mark Kelly

Senator AZ

Mark Kelly

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Angus King

Senator ME

Angus King

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Amy Klobuchar

Senator MN

Amy Klobuchar

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Patrick Leahy

Senator VT

Patrick Leahy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ben Luján

Senator NM

Ben Luján

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Joe Manchin

Senator WV

Joe Manchin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 11.1%
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ed Markey

Senator MA

Ed Markey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Bob Menendez

Senator NJ

Bob Menendez

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jeff Merkley

Senator OR

Jeff Merkley

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Lisa Murkowski

Senator AK

Lisa Murkowski

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 22.2%
  • Proxy Vote? No
Chris Murphy

Senator CT

Chris Murphy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Patty Murray

Senator WA

Patty Murray

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jon Ossoff

Senator GA

Jon Ossoff

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Alex Padilla

Senator CA

Alex Padilla

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Gary Peters

Senator MI

Gary Peters

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jack Reed

Senator RI

Jack Reed

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jacky Rosen

Senator NV

Jacky Rosen

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Bernie Sanders

Senator VT

Bernie Sanders

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Brian Schatz

Senator HI

Brian Schatz

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Chuck Schumer

Senator NY

Chuck Schumer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jeanne Shaheen

Senator NH

Jeanne Shaheen

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Kyrsten Sinema

Senator AZ

Kyrsten Sinema

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Tina Smith

Senator MN

Tina Smith

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Debbie Stabenow

Senator MI

Debbie Stabenow

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Jon Tester

Senator MT

Jon Tester

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Chris Van Hollen

Senator MD

Chris Van Hollen

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Mark Warner

Senator VA

Mark Warner

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Raphael Warnock

Senator GA

Raphael Warnock

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Elizabeth Warren

Senator MA

Elizabeth Warren

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No
Ron Wyden

Senator OR

Ron Wyden

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Proxy Vote? No