A month ago it was unclear whether progressives in the Senate would put up a fight at all on Trump’s extreme Supreme Court nominee. But the political environment changed as direct result of the local leadership of Indivisible groups and the broader resistance movement on the ground. These advocates made clear to their own senators that Gorsuch's extreme anti-worker, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, anti-environment record is unacceptable for the highest court in the land.
Here’s what we now know: because of Gorsuch’s extreme record and the public’s response, Trump’s nominee will not be confirmed under Senate rules that have been on the books for more than two centuries. But instead of admitting defeat and requesting a more mainstream nominee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now threatening to invoke the incredibly unpopular 'nuclear option.' In defiance of public will, McConnell wants to blow up 230 years of Senate precedent to ram Gorsuch through.
It's simple: if a Supreme Court nominee is so extreme that he can’t get to 60 votes, don’t change the rules, change the nominee. If Republicans choose to throw out centuries of Senate precedent to put their extreme nominee on the bench, that’s on them and them alone.
This week is an important one as we're working to keep the conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch from being confirmed to the Supreme Court. Even if you've called before on this one, it's worth your time to call again and make your voice heard!
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].
I'm calling to demand a “no” vote on Neil Gorsuch. His pro-corporate stance is not in the best interests of the majority of Americans.
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Feinstein, Dianne - (D - CA)
331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Harris, Kamala D. - (D - CA)
112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510