Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to move Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court to the Senate floor for a full vote.
Despite Judge Gorsuch’s unquestionable qualifications, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is committed to filibustering against Gorsuch and denying him an up-or-down vote. A number of his Democrat colleagues, including Senators McCaskill (D-MO), Stabenow (D-MI), Nelson (D-FL), and Casey (D-PA) have followed suit.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement:
“CVA urges the Senate Judiciary Committee to quickly move this vote to the Senate floor and confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court bench immediately. Judge Gorsuch has proven to be a qualified judge who is committed to respecting the rule of law and defending our Constitution.”
CVA is engaged in a unique and unprecedented grassroots effort to help confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court bench. The group has made over 350,000 calls to constituents in twelve targeted states, asking them to contact their Senator and urge them to confirm Gorsuch without delay. The group has also launched web ads, two waves of direct mail, and is promoting a digital tool which allows constituents to contact their Senators directly via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
CVA’s efforts in West Virginia, North Dakota, and Indiana have yielded success as Senators Manchin (D-WV), Heitkamp (D-ND), and Donnelly (D-IN) have all stepped forth in support of confirming Gorsuch.