U.S. Senator Bill Nelson To Vote ‘No’ On Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation For Supreme Court Justice
By ALLISON NIELSEN, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS // March 27, 2017
vote will be held April 3 at 10 a.m.
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says he won’t be voting in favor of Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nelson announced Monday he would join the filibuster against Gorsuch and would also vote no on his confirmation.
“Deciding whether to confirm a president’s nominee for the highest court in the land is a responsibility I take very seriously,” Nelson said in a statement.
“Over the past few weeks, I have met with Judge Gorsuch, listened to the Judiciary Committee’s hearings and reviewed his record with an open mind.”
Nelson said he was apprehensive over some of Gorsuch’s positions on voting and on political donations.
“I have real concerns with his thinking on protecting the right to vote and allowing unlimited money in political campaigns,” he said. “In addition, the judge has consistently sided with corporations over employees, as in the case of a freezing truck driver who, contrary to common sense, Judge Gorsuch would have allowed to be fired for abandoning his disabled rig during extreme weather conditions.”
On Monday, Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee were granted a one-week delay on the vote on Gorsuch’s nomination.
The vote will now be held April 3 at 10 a.m.
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