FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2017
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement in response to reports of a deal to confirm Neil Gorsuch:
“The idea that Democrats want to cut a deal with Republicans and the Trump Administration for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court – at the same time that more and more details are revealing an FBI criminal investigation that could shake this administration to its core – is unreal and beyond shameful. These senators have no mandate to trade away our rights and our freedoms in the name of political expediency.
“Neil Gorsuch is more conservative than Justice Scalia and will betray the rights of women, LGBTQ people, and workers. Any deal with Republicans to put him on the bench would not only endanger a generation worth of progress but be politically stupid for Democrats. I can’t think of a less strategic move for a Democratic senator.”
NARAL Pro-Choice America is leading the People’s Defense, a massive grassroots campaign with actions planned in all 50 states to defeat Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Read more about the campaign here.