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CHC Chair Statement on Use of Nuclear Option for Judge Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

Apr 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans voting to change the Senate rules in order to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:

"I stand with our Congressional Hispanic Caucus Senate colleagues in voicing intense concern about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record and what it tells us about how he will rule on issues affecting the Hispanic community. What we know is that Judge Gorsuch is comfortable putting the interests of corporations over working families and permitting dark campaign money to erode the principles of our democracy. I expect him to follow the same extreme guiding principles when he rules on cases related to voting rights, redistricting, housing, civil rights, or criminal justice. The GOP’s decision to break with longstanding tradition and forever alter the rules of the Senate to confirm Judge Gorsuch’s nomination sets a terrible example for legislators and endangers the ability of the Senate body to find bi-partisan solutions to our nation’s most pressing concerns."


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.

Media Contact: 
Carlos Paz Jr.