MoveOn statement on Dems clearing 41-vote threshold needed to stop Gorsuch nomination
Statement from Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action:
“Resistance activists nationwide are cheering for the vast majority of Senate Democrats who have united to deny Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, the 60 votes required for confirmation.
“Especially as Donald Trump and his administration are under criminal investigation for potentially having colluded with Russia to rig the presidential election, which has cast doubt on the very legitimacy of this administration, now is not the time for the Senate to give Trump a Supreme Court justice who could serve for 40 years or more. No Supreme Court nominee should be confirmed while investigations into Trump-Russia collusion continue. And the record of this particular nominee, Neil Gorsuch, indicates that he has an extreme-right agenda and would shift the balance of power on the court in ways that harm women, workers, and other Americans seeking a fair hearing and equal justice under the law.
“Republicans must not change long-standing Senate rules to force this nominee through. Instead of changing the rules, Republicans should change their nominee, and propose a consensus nominee like Merrick Garland.
“If Republicans go nuclear to confirm Gorsuch, that will be their fault and they will bear responsibility. Democrats are absolutely right to stand on principle and do all they can to protect the Supreme Court from Trump’s extremist and ideological takeover.”