Philadelphia, PA – Today Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) followed the lead of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and stated his commitment to filibustering against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and denying Gorsuch an up-or-down vote.
Neil Gorsuch, a graduate of Harvard law who was confirmed to the Tenth Circuit Court with unanimous and bipartisan support, enjoys the support of most Americans, including registered voters and Independents, per recent polling. The American Bar Association gave Judge Neil Gorsuch its highest rating, unanimously declaring him “well-qualified.”
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Field Director Eve Allen issued the following statement:
“Senator Casey was not elected to perform political theater – he was elected to do right by Pennsylvanians, who want to see this vacancy filled as quickly as possible. This week, Gorsuch has again demonstrated that he is qualified, experienced, and committed to defending our Constitution. We urge members of the Senate to ignore those playing misguided games with this important process and to ensure Gorsuch is confirmed without delay.”
CVA is engaged in a unique and unprecedented grassroots effort to help confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court bench. The group has thousands of calls to Pennsylvanians, asking them to contact Senator Casey and urge him to confirm Gorsuch without delay. The group is also promoting a digital tool which allows constituents to contact Senator Casey directly via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Most recently, CVA led a coalition of over 56 major conservative groups – including Heritage Action, Judicial Crisis Network, and Americans for Tax Reform – and sent a letter to the Senate in Gorsuch’s support.