Colorado Progressives Reject Neil Gorsuch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
CONTACT: Ian Silverii, Executive Director at silverii@progressnowcolorado.org

DENVER: Responding to the announcement this evening that President Donald Trump has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado as his Supreme Court nominee, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, released the following statement:

“Neil Gorsuch is just the latest in a series of horrible choices by Donald Trump,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “Gorsuch’s fringe views on health care and contraception make him an enemy of Colorado women. On the Supreme Court, Gorsuch would be a vote to roll back women’s rights, environmental protections, and hard-won protections against discrimination in the workplace. Gorsuch has even been endorsed by the founder of the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-LGBT extremist group. Gorsuch may hail from Colorado, but his record stands in opposition to Colorado values.”

“The simple fact is that this Supreme Court appointment was stolen from President Obama last year in a shameful act of Republican treachery,” said Silverii. “No Democrat should in any way cooperate with or otherwise enable Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination, including Colorado Democrats. To do so would only hand Trump another undeserved victory.”

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