Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

January 31, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court: 

“The Supreme Court should continue to be an independent arbitrator for this country, an institution where justice, fairness, and the rule of law are paramount. I have grave concerns that Judge Gorsuch will thrust the balance of the court rightward, impacting the rights of women, immigrants, working families, the LGBT community, and many others.  

“Judge Gorsuch, if confirmed, would join the bench at a time when our nation is facing unprecedented challenges – a time when the President of the United States is undermining the Constitution. We need a justice who will defend the Constitution and protect the rights of all individuals. I’m afraid Judge Gorsuch does not fit that mold.”