Whitehouse Statement on Trump Supreme Court Pick
“The most important question President Trump’s nominee will face is where he will stand on the special interest politics that has stricken the Court.”
Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, United States Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch:
“The most important question President Trump’s nominee will face is where he will stand on the special interest politics that has stricken the Court. For years, a gang of five Republican appointees took direction from big right-wing lobbies. Their efforts have corrupted our politics with special-interest ‘dark money’; exacerbated the plague of guns; protected powerful corporations from answering to juries; busted unions; and given Republicans election advantages. Often, the Gang of 5 ignored conservative judicial doctrine to achieve political outcomes benefitting a ‘usual suspects’ list of special interests active before the Court. This has to stop, and Judge Gorsuch must pledge to stop it.”
Sheldon Whitehouse served as Rhode Island’s United States Attorney and Attorney General of Rhode Island before being elected to the United States Senate. On the Judiciary Committee, Whitehouse serves as ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.
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