CVA Efforts to Push Donnelly to Support Gorsuch Prove Successful
Arlington, VA – Today Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) announced his support for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, stating that Gorsuch is “qualified” and “well-respected.” Donnelly is the third Senate Democrat to openly support Gorsuch, following Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Heitkamp (D-ND).
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has been engaged in a major effort to pressure Sen. Donnelly to support Neil Gorsuch. The group has made over 25,000 calls to Hoosiers, asking them to contact Donnelly’s office and urge him to confirm Gorsuch without delay. CVA has also launched two waves of direct mail and released a web ad targeted at Donnelly, in addition to promoting a digital tool which allows Donnelly’s constituents to use email and social media to contact his office.
CVA Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement:
“We are heartened that yet another Senate Democrat has broken from Chuck Schumer and pledged to do the right thing by confirming Neil Gorsuch. CVA activists worked tirelessly to pressure Donnelly to support Gorsuch and it’s encouraging to see that our efforts paid off. The future of our Supreme Court is too important for political theater and partisan games, and Gorsuch is unquestionably qualified to serve. This Friday, Senate Democrats should all follow Donnelly’s lead and confirm Neil Gorsuch to the bench.”
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.”
CVA recently 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.