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McCollum Statement Opposing the Nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:

“After Republicans used outrageously partisan tactics to deny President Obama’s eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing, President Donald Trump has launched an all-out attack on our rights as Americans with his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

“Make no mistake: Judge Gorsuch is a radical choice for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, he will be a vote to end a woman’s right to choose, reverse progress on LGBT rights, and champion the interests of big business over working families. It is a deeply disturbing fact that Judge Gorsuch is the architect of the Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed employers to deny female employees access to contraception.

“The Supreme Court is the final guardian of both our Constitution and our rights as Americans. With his far-right views, we cannot trust Judge Gorsuch to uphold either the Constitution or the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. The Senate must reject the Gorsuch nomination.”