Arlington, VA – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement following the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
“Gorsuch’s confirmation is a victory for the Constitution. We are proud of our activists, who worked tirelessly to pressure their Senators to do the right thing and support Gorsuch based on his unparalleled qualifications and experience. Senate Democrats unfortunately wanted to play partisan politics, but their obstructive behavior will prove to be a mistake when we hold them accountable for their actions. We are confident Justice Gorsuch will protect the freedoms that veterans fought and sacrificed to defend from the bench of the Supreme Court.”
CVA engaged in a historic grassroots effort in support of Neil Gorsuch. The group made over 365,000 calls to constituents in twelve targeted states nationwide, made tens of thousands of constituent-to-legislator connections online, and dropped four waves of direct mail in Gorsuch’s support. CVA also led a coalition of over 55 major conservative organizations in sending a letter to the Senate urging all members to support Gorsuch.
CVA’s efforts were proven successful in North Dakota, West Virginia, and Indiana, where Senators Heitkamp, Manchin, and Donnelly all caved to constituent pressure and stepped forward in support of Gorsuch.