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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nomination

"The American people deserve an independent Supreme Court Justice who will protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans..."

By - Jan 31st, 2017 08:24 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination:

“President Trump took an oath eleven days ago to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, but since he was sworn into office he has pursued a go it alone approach of extremism. With this Supreme Court nomination, President Trump has made it clear he has no interest in being a President for all Americans and that he is intent on creating more division in our country. Instead of putting forward a mainstream nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat, he has offered someone who will have a hard time earning bipartisan support.

“The importance of the Supreme Court and the decisions they make have a profound effect on the daily lives of all Americans so I will do my job to fully review Judge Gorsuch’s record. I also look forward to meeting with him because I have a number of concerns and questions about his deeply troubling record, particularly his rulings against disabled students, against workers, and against women’s reproductive health care.

“The American people deserve an independent Supreme Court Justice who will protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Americans, not someone who will put his own political preferences above the law and legislate President Trump’s far right agenda from the bench of our nation’s highest court. That is the test I will apply as I give fair consideration to this nomination.”

An online version of this release is available here.

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