Democracy For America

Tell Senate Democrats: Filibuster Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Donald Trump is about to hand the Supreme Court over to right-wing special interests for a generation -- and it's not even clear that Senate Democrats are willing to put up a fight.

Trump's nominee Neil Gorsuch has a horrendously conservative judicial record -- he may well be to the right of Antonin Scalia -- and if he is confirmed, he will be one of the most anti-worker, anti-environment and anti-choice justices we have ever seen.

Yet on Tuesday, POLITICO published a piece proclaiming that Senate Democrats are "paralyzed" over Gorsuch. In it, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp went on the record to say that Democrats "should be open to supporting any nominee." Sen. Joe Manchin even went so far as to warn Democratic voters that they had better "come to grips with" the idea of having a radical right-winger on the bench.

It is unbelievable and, frankly, unacceptable that anyone in the Democratic Party would be willing to roll over for Trump when there is so much at stake. Senate Democrats need to stand firm and make their unequivocal opposition to Gorsuch clear.

Gorsuch's nomination hearing begins next week. Sign Democracy for America's petition and tell Senate Democrats to do everything they can to stop Gorsuch -- including using the filibuster.