FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon issued the following statement following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s advancement of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the full chamber:
“The grassroots won a big victory last year by keeping pressure on the Senate not to hold hearings or votes on Obama’s nominee and preserving the seat left vacant by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record shows his commitment to the Constitution and rule of law, and we could not be more excited to move one step closer to his confirmation.
“Democrats should not be spiteful just because they lost an election. The American people spoke, and many voted on this one issue, and they voted for Donald Trump, who pledged to appoint conservatives justices to the Supreme Court who will protect the Constitution.”