Greenpeace Responds to Neil Gorsuch as SCOTUS Nomination

by Cassady Craighill

Trump nominates Denver judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

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January 31, 2017

Washington, DC- In response to Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said:

“Neil Gorsuch, empowered by spineless Congressional Republicans and an incompetent and malicious Trump administration, could inflict serious damage to people in this country. Since the Trump administration has made it clear it will only make America great for corporate interests, everyday Americans must now work harder than ever with the growing resistance movements and their allies in Congress and the courts to actually make America great for all of us. Democrats in Congress can rest assured that they will have the support of the people in filibustering this appointment.

We need the US Supreme Court to protect the people’s rights to live free, safe and equal lives and to uphold federal laws like the Clean Power Plan which help ensure our right to survival and limit the human and environmental impact of climate change. There is no evidence in Gorsuch’s track record that indicates he would be a champion for these legal protections, but an abundance of evidence indicates that he would be a champion for corporate protections. With this Supreme Court nomination, political forces like the Heritage Foundation and the Koch Brothers are applauding a step towards a democracy powered by the wealthy.

Our country requires that Supreme Court justices work tirelessly to protect and prioritize the civil rights of the people before corporate power. It is now plain that our three branches of government have their priorities backwards.”

Contact:

Cassady Craighill, ccraighill@greenpeace.org, 828-817-3328

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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