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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Released the Following Statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

March 21, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch.

“These confirmation hearings have served to reinforce what we already knew: Judge Gorsuch would be a Supreme Court justice willing to fight for corporations’ rights as a ‘person,’ but not for the rights of workers to collectively bargain and earn a living wage. He would fight to uphold Citizens United and allow an unlimited flow of money into our political system, but not for a loving same-sex couple to join together in marriage. President Trump balked at the opportunity to nominate a consensus candidate, and instead chose someone whose jurisprudence is even farther to the right of the late Justice Scalia. To add insult to injury, this nomination was only possible due to the historically brash Republican obstruction to the President Obama’s eminently qualified selection of Judge Merrick Garland. I would urge my colleagues in the Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Gorsuch, and ask that President Trump nominate a more suitable candidate who will defend America’s workers and vulnerable populations.”