Congressman Dan Kildee on Gorsuch Appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) released the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:

“For nearly a year, Senate Republicans obstructed President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to steal a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The American people have not forgotten Republicans abject failure to do their jobs and refusal to hold a single hearing for a well-qualified nominee.

“After a long and bruising campaign, I was hoping President Trump would choose a mainstream nominee for the High Court. Sadly, Judge Gorsuch appears to be anything but mainstream. I have deep concerns with Judge Gorsuch’s record of prioritizing corporate special interests at the expense of working families. Judge Gorsuch was also a strong supporter of the Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed employers to deny women access to contraception based on religious beliefs.

“Michigan families deserve a Justice that will respect women, workers and the civil rights of all Americans.”