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I'm not letting them take that stolen seat

This week, the Senate will consider confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court – and I’ll do whatever it takes to stop his confirmation.

I pledged to filibuster this nomination, and one by one, my Democratic colleagues are signing on to join the filibuster. Sign my petition now to stand with me and join the resistance!

Why am I so opposed to Judge Gorsuch?  Three reasons:

#1. Senate Republicans stole this Supreme Court seat from President Obama. The shameless refusal to consider - let alone confirm -  President Obama's nominee was a dangerous court-packing scheme with no precedent in all of American history.  Allowing this tactic to work will deeply damage the integrity of the Court.

#2. The American people deserve to know if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election. We should not be considering this lifetime appointment made by Donald Trump until the investigations are complete. 

#3. Judge Gorsuch is an extreme right-wing activist with views far outside the mainstream.  Here’s just one example:  Just two weeks ago, the Supreme Court voted unanimously that Gorsuch was dead wrong when he tried to rewrite the special education law from the bench to say that an autistic boy did not need to be meaningfully educated by his school.  Gorsuch is not a middle-of-the-road judge who calls 'em as he sees 'em - he has been a lifelong crusader for a vision of America in which corporations and the powerful are unchallenged and workers, women, and minorities have few rights.

I’m not letting Republicans take that stolen seat, in the middle of an investigation into our election,  and reward a right-wing activist with a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land.

Sign the petition now to block Neil Gorsuch's nomination!

Posted on April 3, 2017.
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His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.