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 all Montanans who believe in our Constitution and want to see it upheld by the highest court in the land. Senator Tester unfortunately wanted to play partisan politics, but his obstructive behavior will prove to be a mistake when we hold him accountable for his 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 thousands of calls to constituents in Montana and promoted a digital tool which allowed Montanans to connect with Tester’s office directly in support of Gorsuch. 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.