04.04.17

Georgians Urge Vote On Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several Georgia editorial boards have urged the U.S. Senate to vote on President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Here’s what they are saying:

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"But the tit-for-tat politics that have become standard operating procedure inside the Beltway are heading to a new level, one that may, once again, prove how short-sided our elected leaders can be. No nominee selected by President Trump is going to make liberals happy, just as no nominee made by Obama was going to satisfy conservatives last year.” (Editorial: A question of who will blink, 3/24/17

AC

“Everything the public has learned about Judge Gorsuch in the lead-up to and in the aftermath of his nomination Tuesday night points to a sterling record as a judge and an admirable, enviable personal life. We also love that he rejects judicial activism, saying that, ‘It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives. A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge,’” (Bottom Line: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, 2/1/17)

“If a man of Neil Gorsuch’s stature, knowledge, legal acumen and temperament can’t get eight Democrat votes, in order to reach 60, statesmanship will be dead for certain – if it’s not already… There is absolutely nothing objectionable about Judge Neil Gorsuch, and an endless amount of virtuous qualities to endorse him. If he can’t get a fair shake, who can?” (Time to end the filibuster?, 4/2/17

DC

“President Donald Trump has done exactly what he promised to do with his first Supreme Court nomination, name a well-qualified, respected mainstream conservative to the fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia last year... Gorsuch is a solid choice. We urge the Senate to confirm him, and we hope that President Trump continues to nominate equally worthy judicial candidates.” (Editorial: Trump makes a good choice, 2/1/17)

SMN

“Democrats need to get over the shameful treatment Judge Merrick received and help their Republican colleagues do their job. They should delve deeply into Judge Gorsuch’s record and question him on issues of importance and then decide whether he’s worthy of the Supreme Court. The country needs a full Supreme Court. And we need one with sufficient backbone to stand up for the rule of law, whatever the political pressures of the day.” (Editorial: Trump’s Supreme Court pick - Confirm Judge Gorsuch, 2/2/17)

Background:

  • Senator Perdue praised Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and was in attendance for the White House announcement on January 31.
  • After meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch on February 10, Senator Perdue wrote an op-ed to encourage support for his nomination.  
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Judge Gorsuch’s nomination yesterday, April 3, and a full Senate vote is expected this week.
  • Senator Perdue has urged Democrats to not filibuster this critical appointment and allow Judge Gorsuch the up-or-down vote he deserves.

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