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03/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/20/2017 07:09

Rebels Without A Reason

TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Since his announcement as President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Gorsuch has been lauded by a politically diverse group of state and Federal judges, lawyers in the public and private bars, and legal scholars.
  • Democratic lawyers and judges have endorsed Judge Gorsuch, and even Democratic Senators' own staff believe Gorsuch will be confirmed.
  • Despite these glowing accolades, several Senate Democrats have announced their opposition to his confirmation-opposition that appears to be at odds with their meetings with Gorsuch and voting history.
  • Senate Democrats' indefensible opposition to a qualified nominee has put them at odds with the court of public opinion as most Americans want Judge Gorsuch confirmed.
  • By playing politics with unprincipled opposition, Senate Democrats are kowtowing to extreme leftists and manufactured opposition.

NUMEROUS POLLS SHOW JUDGE GORSUCH RECEIVES WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Polls Repeatedly Show Americans Believe Judge Gorsuch Should And Will Be Confirmed

Rasmussen: Eighty-Six Percent See Gorsuch Confirmation As 'Likely' And 51% Of Likely Voters Believe Gorsuch Should Be Confirmed. 'The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of likely U.S. Voters believe, based upon what they know at this time, that the U.S. Senate should confirm Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat left vacant last year by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.' ('86% See Gorsuch Confirmation As Likely,' Rasmussen Reports , 2/6/17)

CNN/ORC: Forty-Nine Percent Believe The Senate Should Vote To Confirm Gorsuch . 'Overall, 49% say the Senate should vote to confirm Gorsuch, who is a federal judge.' (Jennifer Agiesta, 'Gorsuch Nomination Meets With Positive Reception,' CNN , 2/5/17)

Gallup: Forty-Five Percent Of Americans Believe Judge Gorsuch Should Be Confirmed. 'Americans' initial reaction to President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court is more positive than negative-45% say the Senate should vote to confirm Gorsuch while 32% say it should not.' (Jeffrey Jones, 'Support For Gorsuch Lower Than For Other Recent Court Picks,' Gallup , 2/3/17)

The Huffington Post : Most Americans Have A Positive First Impression Of Judge Gorsuch. 'Americans have a generally positive first impression of Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.' (Ariel Edwards-Levy, 'Poll: Donald Trump's Scotus Pick Draws A Positive Reaction,' The Huffington Post , 2/5/17)

Even Democratic Senators' Own Staff Believe Judge Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed

Ninety-One Percent Of Democratic Congressional Staffers Believe Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed. 'Of the Democratic staffers who responded to CQ Roll Call's most recent Capitol Insiders Survey, 91 percent said Gorsuch would be confirmed.' (Shawn Zeller, 'Survey: Democratic Aides Doubt Senate Can Block SCOTUS Nominee,' Roll Call , 3/2/17)

UNSURPRISINGLY, SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE AMERICAN VOTERS AND HAVE MOUNTED OBSTINATE OPPOSITION TO JUDGE GORSUCH

Several Democratic Senators Have Vowed To Oppose Judge Gorsuch Despite Having Good Things To Say About Him Or Refusing To Oppose Him In 2006

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) On Overcoming A Potential Gorsuch Filibuster: 'President Trump Needs To Earn 60 Votes…But I Am Not One Of Them.' ''President Trump needs to earn 60 votes (for Gorsuch) in the Senate, but I am not one of them,' Baldwin said, adding she has 'concerns about this nominee's deeply troubling record' on the bench.' (Carolyn Kaster, 'Tammy Baldwin Opposes Donald Trump's SCOTU Pick, Sparks Twitter War With Scott Walker,' The Associated Press , 2/3/17)

  • Baldwin Said She Had A 'Respectful And Thoughtful Conversation' With Gorsuch. 'I was pleased to meet with Judge Gorsuch and we had a respectful and thoughtful conversation about his record and his nomination by President Trump to our nation's highest court.' (Craig Gilbert, 'Sen. Baldwin Meets Gorsuch, Restates Her Opposition,'The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 2/16/17)
  • Baldwin Said 'I Found Gorsuch To Be Very Smart' And 'We Discussed A Number Of His Rulings That I Continue To Have Deep Concerns About.' ''I found Judge Gorsuch to be very smart and we discussed a number of his rulings that I continue to have deep concerns about, including decisions against disabled students, against workers, and against women's reproductive health care,' Baldwin said in a statement.' (Craig Gilbert, 'Sen. Baldwin Meets Gorsuch, Restates Her Opposition,' The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , 2/16/17)

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ): 'I Will Not Vote For Judge Gorsuch. I Will Oppose His Nomination.' 'I will not vote for Judge Gorsuch. I will oppose his nomination.' (Cory Booker, Twitter Feed , 2/1/17)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Said He Will Not Vote To Confirm Judge Gorsuch To The Supreme Court. 'OH Sen. Sherrod Brown tells me he will not vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court justice.' (WTVG, Twitter Feed , 2/27/17)

  • Brown Only Met With Judge Gorsuch For 11 Minutes. 'As seen in the @vindicator: It only took @SenSherrodBrown 11 minutes to oppose Judge Gorsuch. #ConfirmGorsuch #OHSen' (Sarah Morgan, Twitter Feed , 2/27/17)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): 'I Plan To Oppose [Gorsuch's] Nomination.' 'I plan to stand up for individuals over corporations and oppose his nomination, and I will insist that his nomination meet a traditional 60 vote threshold.' (Press Release, 'Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Trump's Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To U.S. Supreme Court,' Office Of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand , 2/1/17)

  • Despite Not Supporting Judge Gorsuch's Nomination, On February 21 Gillibrand Stated That She Thought He Will Ultimately Be Confirmed By The Senate 'Speaking to NY1's Bobby Cuza, Gillibrand said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will succeed in pushing Gorsuch's nomination through the Senate - even if he has to use the so-called 'Nuclear Option' in which Senate rules are changed so that Gorsuch only needs a simple majority approval rather than the 60 votes that he currently needs.' (Road To City Hall, 'NY1 Online: Hearing From The Senator,' NY1 , 2/21/17)

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): 'I Will Not Support The Nomination Of Judge Gorsuch.' 'I will not support the nomination of Judge Gorsuch.' (Press Release, 'Senator Markey Statement in Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch,' Office Of Senator Ed Markey , 1/31/17)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): 'I Will Oppose His Nomination.' 'Based on the long and well-established record of Judge Gorsuch, I will oppose his nomination.' (Elizabeth Warren, Facebook Feed , 1/31/17)

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): 'No Senator Who Believes Individual Rights Are Reserved To The People' Should Support Gorsuch's Nomination. 'No senator who believes individual rights are reserved to the people, not the government, can support Gorsuch's nomination.' (Sen. Ron Wyden, Twitter Feed, 1/31/17)

  • On July 20, 2006, Neil Gorsuch Was Confirmed By The Senate On A Voice Vote As A Judge On The United States Court Of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit. 'Latest Action 07/20/2006 - Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.' (PN1565, Gorsuch Nomination , Approved By Voice Vote, 7/20/06)
  • At The Time, Wyden Was In The Senate. ('Senators Of The 109 Congress,' U.S. Senate , Accessed 7/27/06)
  • No Senate Democrats Objected To Gorsuch's Confirmation Or Demanded A Recorded Vote. 'All time is yielded back. The question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nominations, en bloc? The nominations were confirmed, en bloc.'( The Congressional Record , 7/20/06, S8036)

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Vowed To Filibuster President Trump's Nominee. 'On Monday, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced his plans to mount a filibuster against any Trump nominee, vowing to use the Senate's tools to extract revenge for Garland's treatment.' (Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan, 'Dems Struggle Over SCOTUS Opposition Strategy,' Politico , 1/31/17)

HOWEVER EVERY other segment of the legal and political COMMUNITY overwhelmingly support Judge gorsuch

Judge Gorsuch Has Received The Highest Rating Of Approval From The Top Bar Association

The American Bar Association Unanimously Gave Judge Gorsuch Its Highest Rating Of 'Well Qualified' To Sit On The U.S. Supreme Court. 'The American Bar Association declared Judge Neil Gorsuch 'well-qualified' to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump's pick to succeed the late Antonin Scalia the group's highest rating. The bar association's standing committee on the federal judiciary reached its decision unanimously, according to Nancy Scott Degan, the group's chair.' (Madeline Conway, 'Bar Association Gives Gorsuch Its Best Rating,' Politico , 3/10/17)

  • The American Bar Association Rating Has Been Called 'The Gold Standard By Which Judicial Candidates Are Judged' By Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) And Senate Judiciary Member Leahy (D-VT). 'Calling the ABA's evaluation 'the gold standard by which judicial candidates are judged,' Senate Judiciary Committee members Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.) and Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) wrote that the administration's move would 'dilute the quality of the federal bench' and 'further polarize a process that, by now, all senators agree cries out for less partisanship.'' (Amy Goldstein, 'Bush Set To Curb ABA's Role In Court Appointments,' The Washington Post , 3/18/01)

Justice Ginsburg Has Praised Judge Gorsuch

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praised Judge Gorsuch, Saying 'I've Worked With Him And I Think He's Very Easy To Get Along With.' 'At her university appearance, Ginsburg had some kind words about Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump's nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg said she got to know Gorsuch during a trip to England a few years ago to meet with judges there. 'I've worked with him and I think he's very easy to get along with,' she said. 'He writes very well.'' (Sam Hananel, 'Justice Ginsburg Praises Media And The Role Of Free Press,' The Associated Press , 2/23/17)

  • Justice Ginsburg Is Considered The 'Leader Of The Court's Liberal Wing.' 'Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing, has voiced kind words about the jurist who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court.' (Jack Davis, 'Liberal Justice Ginsburg Offers Praise For Trump's Court Nominee,' Western Journalism , 2/24/17)

A Diverse Group Of State And Federal Judges Approve Of Judge Gorsuch

Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis: Gorsuch Is 'Plugged In To The Realities Of Litigation And Focused On Trying To Make The System Work Better.' ''He is plugged in to the realities of litigation and focused on trying to make the system work better,' Kourlis said. 'That is music to our ears.'' (Kevin Simpson, 'Neil Gorsuch: Elite Credentials, Conservative Western Roots Land Denver Native On SCOTUS List,' The Denver Post , 12/11/16)

Clinton Appointee And Former Tenth Circuit Judge Robert H. Henry Praised Gorsuch As A 'Brilliant Legal' Scholar. 'Henry said Judge Carlos Lucero of Denver came to the court as an expert in water law and environmental law, while Michael McConnell of Salt Lake City and Neil Gorsuch of Denver were brilliant legal scholars who also brought experience from working at the Justice Department.' (Robert Boczkiewicz, 'Judge Captures Top Seat In Federal Court Of Appeals,' The Oklahoman, 12/31/07)

  • Henry: Gorsuch Is 'A Great Candidate' And 'A Very Talented, Gifted Judge' Whose 'Writing Is Elegant And Clear.' ''I think he's a great candidate,' Henry said, adding that he thought Gorsuch had the judicial temperament to fit in well with other Supreme Court justices. 'Neil is a very talented, gifted judge,' Henry said. 'His writing is elegant and clear. ... His writing is really good and careful and measured.'' (Randy Ellis, 'Federal Appellate Judge With Oklahoma Ties Among Top U.S. Supreme Court Candidates,' The Oklahoman, 1/29/17)

President Jimmy Carter Appointee And United States District Court Judge John L. Kane: Gorsuch Is Admired By His Fellow Judges, And 'He Writes Opinions In A Unique Style That Has More Verve And Vitality' Than Others. 'Judge John L. Kane, who was appointed to the Federal District Court in Denver by President Jimmy Carter, said Judge Gorsuch was admired by his fellow judges. 'He writes opinions in a unique style that has more verve and vitality than any other judges I study on a regular basis,' Judge Kane said.' (Michael D. Shear and Adam Liptak, 'A Supreme Court Pick Is Promised. A Political Brawl Is Certain,' The New York Times , 1/24/17)

Montana State Judge Russell Fagg: 'The Selection Of Judge Gorsuch Is A Home Run. He Will Make An Excellent Supreme Court Justice.' 'In the end analysis, I believe the selection of Judge Gorsuch is a home run. He will make an excellent Supreme Court justice and should be confirmed without delay.' (Russell Fagg, Op-Ed, 'Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Is A Home Run,' The Helena Independent-Record , 3/6/17)

Law Professors With Varying Political Ideologies Support Gorsuch

Case Western Reserve University Law Professor Jonathan Adler: 'I Don't Think There Is Any Question That Neil Gorsuch Is Supremely Well Qualified, Supremely Respected Across The Aisle, Across The Ideological Spectrum.' JONATHAN ADLER: 'I don't think there is any question that Neil Gorsuch is supremely well qualified, supremely respected across the aisle, across the ideological spectrum. He's really one of the foremost appellate judges in our country and clearly the sort of person we would normally want on the Supreme Court.' (CNN's 'At This Hour,' 2/1/17)

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University Of Notre Dame Law Professor Richard W. Garnett: 'The Point Should Be Made Often And Simply: Opposition To Judge Gorsuch Can Only Be Political And Ideological; It Cannot Be Based On The Merits.' 'The point should be made often and simply: Opposition to Judge Gorsuch can only be political and ideological; it cannot be based on the merits.' (Richard W. Garnett, 'Judge Gorsuch's Prime-Time Humility,' First Things , 2/1/17)

UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh: 'Neil Gorsuch Is An Excellent Judge, Who Consistently Produces Readable, Careful, Thoughtful, Even Scholarly Opinions.' 'Neil Gorsuch is an excellent judge, who consistently produces readable, careful, thoughtful, even scholarly opinions; and his manner, both personal and written, may ultimately win more converts than did the brilliant but irascible Justice whom he would replace.' ('What Could Gorsuch Mean For The Supreme Court?' Politico Magazine , 2/1/17)

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe: 'Gorsuch Is As Smart As He Is Conservative, And He Writes Elegantly.' 'Gorsuch is as smart as he is conservative, and he writes elegantly.' (Laurence Tribe, Twitter Feed , 1/31/17)

  • Tribe Is A 'Highly Regarded Liberal Scholar Of Constitutional Law.' 'Laurence H. Tribe, the highly regarded liberal scholar of constitutional law, still speaks of President Obama as a proud teacher would of a star student.' (Coral Davenport, 'Laurence Tribe Fights Climate Case Against Star Pupil From Harvard, President Obama,' The New York Times , 4/6/15)

University Of Colorado Law Professor, Former Clerk To Justice John Paul Stevens, And Democrat Melissa Hart: Gorsuch 'Just Treats People Well In Every Context.' ''He has very strong opinions, but he just treats people well in every context,' said Melissa Hart, a University of Colorado law professor. She is a Democrat who clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired in 2010.' (Robert Barnes, 'Neil Gorsuch Naturally Equipped For His Spot On Trump's Supreme Court Shortlist,' The Washington Post ¸ 1/28/17)

  • Hart: Gorsuch Has 'Smarts And Intellectual Seriousness.' 'If Gorsuch does join the bench, she expects she will disagree with many of his rulings, but predicts he has the 'smarts and intellectual seriousness' to become a 'shaper of the court.'' (Andrew Hamm, 'Judge Neil Gorsuch - Colorado Native And Washington, D.C., Veteran,' SCOTUSBlog , 1/30/17)

Democratic Lawyers Are Endorsing Judge Gorsuch

Obama Administration Acting Solicitor General And Professor At Georgetown University Neal K. Katyal: 'I Have No Doubt That If Confirmed, Judge Gorsuch Would Help To Restore Confidence In The Rule Of Law.' 'I have no doubt that if confirmed, Judge Gorsuch would help to restore confidence in the rule of law. His years on the bench reveal a commitment to judicial independence - a record that should give the American people confidence that he will not compromise principle to favor the president who appointed him.' (Neal K. Katyal, Op-Ed, 'Why Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch,' The New York Times , 1/31/17)

  • Katyal: Gorsuch Is 'An Extraordinary Judge And Man.' 'Until Tuesday, when he nominated an extraordinary judge and man, Neil Gorsuch, to be a justice on the Supreme Court.' (Neal K. Katyal, Op-Ed, 'Why Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch,' The New York Times , 1/31/17)

Boulder County, Colorado's Democrat District Attorney, Stan Garnett, Has Called Gorsuch 'Very Ethical' And 'Very Smart.' 'Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, a Democrat, described Gorsuch as 'very ethical' and 'very smart.'' (Erica Meltzer, 'Neil Gorsuch Is A Judge In The 'Scalia Mold,' And His Liberal Students Love Him,' Denverite , 1/31/17)

More Than 150 Of Judge Gorsuch's Classmates, Both Democrats And Republicans, Wrote A Letter To Support His Nomination To The Supreme Court. 'More than 150 of Neil Gorsuch's former classmates at Columbia University, both Democrats and Republicans, have written a letter supporting his nomination to the Supreme Court.' (Tess Berenson, 'Neil Gorsuch's Columbia Classmates Wrote A Letter Of Support For His Supreme Court Nomination,' Time , 3/7/17)

Two Democrat Colorado Lawyers, Norm Brownstein And Steve Farber, Signed A Letter Saying That 'Judge Gorsuch Is Exceptionally Well Qualified To Join The Supreme Court. He Deserves An Up Or Down Vote.' 'Brownstein and Farber founded the Denver-based firm now called Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and the two men are some of the biggest political players in the state; Farber was a key member of the team that brought the 2008 Democratic National Convention to Denver. The two added their names to other self-described members of Colorado's legal community in saying: 'We hold a diverse set of political views as Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Many of us have been critical of actions taken by President Trump. Nonetheless, we all agree that Judge Gorsuch is exceptionally well qualified to join the Supreme Court. He deserves an up or down vote.'' (Mark K. Matthews, 'Prominent Colorado Attorneys Call For Neil Gorsuch To Be Confirmed,' The Denver Post , 2/23/17)

Thirty-Nine Of Gorsuch's Former Law Clerks For Federal Appeals Court Wrote A Letter To Senate Judiciary Committee To Offer Their Strong Support Of His Nomination To The Supreme Court. 'Thirty-nine former law clerks for federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote a letter to congressional leaders on Tuesday boosting the 10th Circuit judge's Supreme Court nomination. The letter, sent to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and top committee Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, lauded Gorsuch's qualifications as 'impeccable'.' (Ryan Lovelace, '39 Former Gorsuch Clerks Write Letter Supporting Confirmation,' Washington Examiner , 2/14/17)

  • Although The Clerks 'Political Views Span The Spectrum' They Are 'United In [Their] View That Judge Gorsuch Is An Extraordinary Judge.' 'Our political views span the spectrum, and among us you will find differing views on how the Senate handled the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. But we are united in our view that Judge Gorsuch is an extraordinary judge.' (Ryan Lovelace, '39 Former Gorsuch Clerks Write Letter Supporting Confirmation,' Washington Examiner , 2/14/17)

David C. Frederick, Supporter Of Democratic Candidates And Progressive Causes: Gorsuch Is 'Brilliant, Diligent, Open-Minded And Thoughtful.' 'Gorsuch - my former law partner and longtime friend - is brilliant, diligent, open-minded and thoughtful. He was the only Supreme Court candidate considered by this administration that I could support. The Senate should confirm him because there is no principled reason to vote no.' (David C. Frederick, Op-Ed, 'There Is No Principled Reason To Vote Against Gorsuch,' The Washington Post , 3/8/17)

Christian Mammen, Partner At Hogan Lovells: 'Gorsuch Has Not Only The Commitment, But The Intelligence, Training And Discipline To Get The Legal Analysis Right. And He Has The Humility And Generosity To Give All Sides A Fair And Respectful Hearing.' 'As someone who sat in the Oxford law library with him, day after day, both of us working to develop and refine arguments sound enough to pass an Oxford doctoral examination, I say with assurance that Neil Gorsuch has not only the commitment, but the intelligence, training and discipline to get the legal analysis right. And he has the humility and generosity to give all sides a fair and respectful hearing.' (Christian Mammen, Op-Ed, Here's Why I Support Neil Gorsuch For The Supreme Court, The San Francisco Chronicle , 3/14/17)

  • Mammen: 'Speaking As A Progressive Democrat, I Encourage All Sides In The Senate - And The Nation - To Give Judge Gorsuch A Fair And Respectful Hearing .' 'Speaking as a progressive Democrat, I encourage all sides in the Senate - and the nation - to give Judge Gorsuch a fair and respectful hearing as well.' (Christian Mammen, Op-Ed, Here's Why I Support Neil Gorsuch For The Supreme Court, The San Francisco Chronicle , 3/14/17)

Len Musil: 'Even Democrats Know Judge Gorsuch Is Supremely Qualified… Today's Senate Should Move Quickly To Confirm Him To The United States Supreme Court, Without Delay Or Politically Motivated Opposition.' 'Even Democrats know Judge Gorsuch is supremely qualified. The United States Senate in 2006 confirmed his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit unanimously, meaning Judge Gorsuch received the support of every Democratic senator - including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Charles Schumer. Today's Senate should move quickly to confirm him to the United States Supreme Court, without delay or politically motivated opposition.' (Len Munsil, 'My Turn: Gorsuch Is Supremely Qualified For High Court,' The Arizona Republic , 2/14/17)

IT APPEARS THAT SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING THEIR MARCHING ORDERS FROM EXTREME LIBERAL ACTIVISTS AND MANUFACTURED OPPOSITION

Democrats Are Bowing To The Wishes Of Extreme Leftists And Astroturf Groups

Progressive Groups Have Created A Coalition Of Interest Groups And Organized Protests Against Judge Gorsuch. 'The progressive coalition The People's Defense -- a bloc of advocacy groups like NARAL, MoveOn, End Citizens United, Stand Up America and People for the American Way -- organized a protest in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., which featured remarks by Democratic lawmakers and prominent advocates, and called on Trump opponents to fight harder in their efforts to keep Gorsuch off the nation's top appellate bench.' (Doug G. Ware, 'Democrats, Progressives Digging In Against Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch,' UPI , 3/15/17)

MoveOn.Org Director: 'Stopping A Supreme Court Nominee Means Demonstrating To Democrats That Their Base Doesn't Want Them Cooperating With Donald Trump.' 'Anti-Trump strategists say the Democratic base is prepared to step up the resistance to Gorsuch. 'Stopping a Supreme Court nominee means demonstrating to Democrats that their base doesn't want them cooperating with Donald Trump,' Ben Wikler, Washington director of MoveOn.org said.' (Elana Schor, 'Liberal Protesters' Next Target: Thwarting Gorsuch,' Politico , 3/3/17)

'A Significant Part' Of The Opposition To Gorsuch Is Also Being Driven By A Group Founded By Former Democratic Congressional Aides Who Have 'Crafted A Script For Local Activists To Use Against Gorsuch.' 'During the height of the confirmation debate over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said he was seeing 'intense and sustained engagement' on the Supreme Court as well as on Trump's Cabinet and Obamacare. A significant part of that engagement began with Indivisible, a new force for mobilizing local anti-Trump demonstrations that was founded by former Democratic congressional aides. The group crafted a script for local activists to use against Gorsuch a week after Trump tapped him for the high court.' (Elana Schor, 'Liberal Protesters' Next Target: Thwarting Gorsuch,' Politico , 3/3/17)

  • Indivisible Founder: 'If Democrats Truly Do Oppose This Nominee, They Should Oppose Him With Everything In Their Toolbox.' ''If Democrats truly do oppose this nominee, they should oppose him with everything in their toolbox,' Indivisible executive director Ezra Levin said in an interview.' (Elana Schor, 'Liberal Protesters' Next Target: Thwarting Gorsuch,' Politico , 3/3/17)
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