Apr 06 2017

Shelby Statement on Senate Rule Change to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement on the Senate’s decision to change the rules in order to confirm Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch:

"Judge Gorsuch is one of the most qualified nominees that I have seen while serving in the United States Senate. His background, credentials, and commitment to the Constitution speak for themselves. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats decided to put partisan politics ahead of what is best for our nation.

“The American people spoke clearly when they elected President Trump, and their voices deserve to be heard. By filibustering this nomination, the Democrats are disregarding 230 years of precedent and tradition. This is why I fully support changing the Senate rules to confirm Judge Gorsuch to serve on our nation’s highest Court.”