To: The United States Senate

Filibuster the Gorsuch SCOTUS Nomination!

Members of Congress must stop Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court Justice because the process that led to his nomination was illegitimate.

Why is this important?

This seat was stolen from President Barack Obama. The Republicans changed the rules of the Supreme Court in the judiciary nomination process by refusing to consider any nominee put forward by President Barack Obama following the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. This was their delay tactic. We need to tell Congress that Gorsuch does not deserve a confirmation because the process that led to his nomination was illegitimate.

The Senate’s Republican majority, Mitch McConnell, declared they would not give Garland hearings, would not examine his qualifications, and would not take a vote. They made up a rule: A nominee for the Supreme Court can be considered for only three-quarters of any president’s term. In the fourth year, confirmations have to wait until after the election. They changed the rules of the game to their own benefit. Further, last October, Ted Cruz, John McCain, and Richard Burr were pledging to hold the vacant seat open for four years in the event of a Hillary Clinton win. That was their commitment.

We, the people, must continue to tell our Congressional leaders to stand up against this administration and its bullying, filibuster Gorsuch nomination and demand Garland provides the baseline against which to measure any SCOTUS nominee’s ideological reasonableness.

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Reasons for signing

  • I demand that our administration holds off on nominating the current president's SCOTUS nominee. Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate majority set the precedence for this when he denied Barack Obama, sitting president at the time, the chance to appoint a new SCOTUS member after the passing of Justice Scalia. If what was done then was fair - with the election 8 months out - then suspending the appointment of Gorsuch in light of upcoming elections (less than 4 months away) is also fair. I chall...
  • Senate Republicans should be prosecuted for treason for using the nuclear option to gain approval of Gorsuch to the supreme court!
  • The nominee should be Garland

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