Here Are The Members Of Congress Saying They Won't Support Gorsuch

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jan 31, 2017 9:40 PM
Here Are The Members Of Congress Saying They Won't Support Gorsuch

President Donald Trump has nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch's nomination has been lauded by conservatives, but those on the other end of the political spectrum--including members of Congress--are less enthused.

Nancy Pelosi wasn't thrilled, saying that Gorsuch is going to be bad for women's rights.

Rep. Betty McCollum from Minnesota said that Gorsuch cannot be trusted:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer from Oregon thinks that the Senate should treat Gorsuch the same way they treated Merrick Garland.

Rep. Robin Kelly from Illinois thinks that Merrick Garland should be confirmed and that this is a "stolen seat":

On the Senate side, Sen. Ed Markey from Massachusetts released a lengthy statement stating his opposition to Gorsuch.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said that he cannot support Gorsuch.

Neither of Oregon's Senators were thrilled with Trump's pick. First there was Sen. Ron Wyden, who had a very interesting take on the night:

...Only to be reminded that he did indeed vote to confirm him back in 2006, which is just a little bit awkward.

Wyand's fellow Oregonian Sen. Jeff Merkley chimed in as well. Merkley echoed the "stolen seat" claims and compounded them by calling Gorsuch a "far right [sic] extremist."

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said that he has "serious concerns" about Gorsuch.

Count out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as well.

Then there's Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who took the opposite approach: let's confirm him right now.

This post has been updated and will continue to be updated as more people announce their opposition.