THE repiglicans have voted to change the US Senate rules and eliminate the filibuster so neil gorsuch can be approved for the US Supreme Court by a simple majority. This is the most extreme political hypocrisy because not only did senate repiglicans prevent a vote on Pres Obama's nominee for the court Merrick Garland in 2016 they also filibustered 79 Obama appointments and nominations during his presidency as part of their obstructionism of anything Obama tried to accomplish. Yes, then Senate Majority Leader Sen Harry Reid D NV did invoke the nuclear option it was only out of desperation to overcome the racist, fascist obstructionist policy of Sen mitch mcconnell r KY and his like minded allies in the senate. Listen to Nina Totenberg's report on WAMU followed by a report from Democracy Spring and +NPR
Gorsuch would be a disaster for our democracy and our communities. We need a Supreme Court justice who will overturn Citizens United and stop the flood of big money in politics, not make it even easier for billionaires to buy elections. We need a justice who will stand up for everyday working people and fight for women’s and LGBTQ rights, not side with corporations and backward ideologues on the wrong side of history.
- Call your Senator and tell them to vote NO on Gorsuch: (202) 224-3121