Activists Push Democrats to Filibuster Gorsuch
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FEATURING CARLI STEVENSON – The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday, and then on Friday April 7th his nomination will head to the entire Senate for a vote. Gorsuch was nominated to the court by Donald Trump after Republicans blocked Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland.
Gorsuch’s ultra-conservative record would make him a formidable ally on the court to the extremist right wing. Most, but not all, Senate Democrats have decided to filibuster the nomination. If there is a unified Democratic front, Gorsuch will not be confirmed to the nation’s highest court under the current rules. The GOP-dominated Senate would have to change the rules to a simple majority confirmation vote.
Now, progressives have embarked on a variety of creative methods to pressure the dozen or so Democratic senators who are undecided on whether or not to filibuster the nomination. Among them is Demand Progress’s newly launched CallOutGorsuch.com.
The website is www.calloutgorsuch.com.
Carli Stevenson, campaigner with Demand Progress.