Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Aaron Freedman

 

BerlinRosen Public Affairs

aaron.freedman@berlinrosen.com

Press Release

Racial Justice Group Condemns 'Nuclear Option' for Gorsuch

“Republicans are rigging the game to push Trump’s corrupt agenda”
NEW YORK -

Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s vote to invoke the “nuclear option” and allow confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by a simple majority vote.

Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color Of Change:

“Senate Republicans have shown today that nothing is sacred when it comes to pushing forward Trump’s agenda. Neil Gorsuch is an extremist who couldn’t get confirmed by the Senate’s rules. Senate Republicans have resorted to tossing out a 200-year-old rule to confirm a nominee who will pull our country’s progress into reverse. Once again, Republicans are rigging the game to push Trump’s corrupt agenda. If Neil Gorsuch can’t get 60 votes in the Senate, he can’t be trusted with a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the nation.

“There is a possibility that Trump gained power through illegal means, and as long as these allegations remain unresolved we cannot in good conscience allow this administration to conduct business as usual. In allowing our compromised President to rush through his Supreme Court pick, Senate Republicans are complicit in a corrupt plot to take away our rights and freedoms as Americans. That’s why, from day 1, Color of Change has stood against this nomination and called for a hiring freeze on this administration.

“This is not a fair nomination. This is a coup against our democratic principles.”

###

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Trump's CIA Considered Kidnapping or Assassinating Assange: Report

"The Biden administration must drop its charges against Assange immediately."

Jake Johnson ·


'Carrying Water for Big Corporations': Sinema Faces Backlash for Opposing Tax Hikes

"Make no mistake, if she sides with her wealthy donors and kills popular investments to jump-start the economy, everyday families—including across Arizona—will pay the price."

Jake Johnson ·


UN Chief Warns Humanity Is 'Unacceptably Close to Nuclear Annihilation'

"Now is the time to lift the cloud of nuclear conflict for good," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said ahead of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Jake Johnson ·


Coalition Slams UN Food Summit for Peddling 'Corporate-Led False Solutions' to Hunger

"The U.N. has finally made it clear what 'multilateralism' is all about—paying lip service to the people while skewing priorities for the interests of imperialists and monopoly capitalists."

Jake Johnson ·


'Political Malpractice': House Democrats' Bill Wouldn't Add Dental to Medicare Until 2028

"I don't want to see it drawn out to as far as the House has proposed," Sen. Bernie Sanders said during a recent press call.

Jake Johnson ·

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo