Arlington, VA – Today Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced that she would not support the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, joining partisan efforts led by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to block an up-or-down vote. Senator Stabenow has previously addressed her Senate colleagues on the importance of a full Supreme Court.
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) Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement:
“Michigan constituents want this vacancy filled as soon as possible, and they deserve much better than to be at the mercy of Senator Stabenow’s misguided political theater. Judge Gorsuch has proven himself to be a qualified Supreme Court candidate who is committed to respecting the rule of law and defending our Constitution. CVA will continue pushing members of the Senate to do the right thing until the moment Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the Supreme Court bench.”
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 300,000 calls to constituents in eleven 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.
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.