American Bridge on Trump’s Nomination of Neil Gorsuch

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Donald Trump nominating far-right conservative Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:

“Donald Trump already told us what kind of justice he would appoint: Someone who would overturn Roe v. Wade, repeal marriage equality, and be ‘very conservative.’ It’s clear Steve Bannon is pulling the levers and has convinced Donald Trump to nominate Neil Gorsuch in order to fulfill their fantasies of an ideological right-wing court.

“Gorsuch is so extreme that he makes the late Justice Scalia’s record look moderate. He has ruled with corporations and against workers wrongfully injured or killed on the job, in favor of Hobby Lobby denying women access to contraception coverage, against marriage equality, and against commonsense environmental regulations. Gorsuch would weaken Congress’ ability to give federal agencies the flexibility to implement and enforce laws – thereby making it harder for the federal government to protect all Americans.

“Gorsuch would be a rubber stamp on the Supreme Court for Donald Trump’s extreme and dangerous agenda.”