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.
I encourage my Senate colleagues to give Neil Gorsuch the same courtesy Senate Republicans gave Merrick Garland. #SCOTUS— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) February 1, 2017
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:
Gorsuch represents a breathtaking retreat from the notion that Americans have fundamental Constitutional rights.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) February 1, 2017
...Only to be reminded that he did indeed vote to confirm him back in 2006, which is just a little bit awkward.
@RonWyden Then please explain your vote to confirm him in 2006?— Christian Germain (@cjgermain09) February 1, 2017
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.
Based on the long and well-established record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, I will oppose his nomination. https://t.co/iYbOWwwGoS— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 1, 2017
Then there's Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who took the opposite approach: let's confirm him right now.
Let's vote to confirm him tonight.— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 1, 2017
This post has been updated and will continue to be updated as more people announce their opposition.