Thanks in large part to the chaos that was Donald Trump and Paul Ryan’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act last week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has continued to fly under the radar. Gorsuch’s four-day hearing last week, during which he failed to answer most of the questions asked of him, gave virtually no further insight into what kind of justice he will be. But his record tells us a few things: Gorsuch is anti-worker, anti-choice, anti-LGBT, anti-environment, and anti-campaign finance reform.
Gorsuch’s record isn’t the only cloud hanging over his nomination. On the first day of his Senate hearing, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating possible links and coordination between the Trump team and Russia. Now, Rep. Devin Nunes is being asked to step down as chair of the House Intelligence Committee because of secret meetings with the White House on the issue, as well as secret documents shared with the administration. No president has ever made a lifetime appointment while facing such fundamental questions about his claim to the presidency.
Nevertheless, senate majority leaders are eager to push his nomination through. The Senate Judiciary committee is set to vote on Gorsuch’s nomination on Monday and the full Senate vote is scheduled for next Friday April 7, before Congress goes home for a two-week recess.
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#NoRussiaProbeNoSCOTUSRobe. Senate Republicans held the Supreme Court vacancy open for more than a year and now are trying to rush through a nominee despite serious concerns over the administration’s possible interference in our elections. Trump should not be able to move forward with Gorsuch’s nomination until an independent investigation into Russia’s interference is complete. Now is the time to ramp up the pressure on your Senator. Go to NoRussiaProbeNoSCOTUSRobe.com for all the info you need to resist Gorsuch’s nomination, then find an event near you this Saturday.