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ICYMI: RNC Chair: Why Democrats should embrace Gorsuch

- April 7, 2017

Excerpts from CNN


By: Ronna McDaniel
Friday, April 7, 2017


“Senate Democrats' unprecedented filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court exposed the hypocrisy that has plagued their party … Democrats have shown they are more interested in playing political games than fulfilling their duty to the American people. But voters across the country made their voices heard, and Democrats must accept that they chose a Republican to choose our next Supreme Court justice.

“Even in their own words, Senate Democrats' obstructionism on Judge Gorsuch's nomination was dangerous. In 2013, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Democrats would ‘prefer the risk of up or down votes and majority rule, rather than the risk of continued total obstruction ... no matter who is in power.’ …

“The level of widespread, bipartisan support for Judge Gorsuch underscores just how qualified he is to serve on our nation's highest court, which begs the question: If the Democrats won't vote for Judge Gorsuch, then who could a Republican nominate that they would support?


“The type of political grandstanding we've seen from Senate Democrats over the last several weeks is not what the American people elected them to do.

“It is time for Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrats to accept the results of last year's election … Relitigating the results of the election ignores the will of the people and jeopardizes public confidence in our nation's highest court.

“Today Judge Gorsuch will become our next associate justice to the United States Supreme Court ... It is time for Democrats to let go of their sour grapes from the election and support the nominee the American people want on the Supreme Court.”
 

Read the full op-ed here.

 


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