Perez On Gorsuch Failing To Clear 60-Vote Requirement
April 3, 2017
WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after reports that Judge Neil Gorsuch has failed to clear the Senate’s 60-vote requirement for the confirmation of Supreme Court justices:
“Neil Gorsuch ruled against a truck driver who was fired for choosing to save his own life rather than freeze to death, and against an autistic child simply seeking a better education. If confirmed, he would only continue building on his long record of cruel rulings that favor powerful and corporate interests over individuals.
“It’s plain and simple: Gorsuch has not earned the votes in the Senate to join the Supreme Court. Republicans can’t fix Gorsuch by changing the rules. They need to change the nominee.”