CHN: Advocates Oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick
Advocates have been voicing opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Several CHN members, including the National Women’s Law Center, National Council of Jewish Women and the Center for American Progress, released statements opposing his nomination. The National Women’s Law Center noted in its statement that, “Gorsuch’s judicial record and the tainted process by which he was selected, demonstrate that, if he is confirmed to the highest court in the land, our shared constitutional values will be at risk, to the detriment of us all – and most especially women.” SCOTUSblog is compiling statements in support of and in opposition to Judge Gorsuch.
A confirmation to the Supreme Court requires 60 votes in the Senate, but President Trump encouraged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to “go nuclear” and change the filibuster rules if necessary so that only a simple majority would be needed.