Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and changes to the Senate rules:
Sen. Mitch McConnell’s rule change is a failure of leadership that stems from a refusal to acknowledge a flawed candidate. The problem isn’t Senate rules; it’s the nominee. Judge Gorsuch is outside the legal mainstream and has a record of decisions that put corporations above the rights and protections of regular people. Any successful nominee to our nation’s highest court should be able to garner broad bipartisan support. Judge Gorsuch is not that nominee. Sen. McConnell’s decision to force Judge Gorsuch through will further skew the court in favor of corporate interests and against working men and women.
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