March 27, 2017

Hirono to Oppose Nomination of Neil Gorsuch

Hirono: Gorsuch Would Be a Justice for Some, Not a Justice for All

Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that she will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.

“The real focus and the real heart of this decision lies in the struggles that working families, women, differently-abled, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, students, seniors, and our native peoples face every day,” Senator Hirono said. “These are the everyday Americans who will be impacted by the decisions a Justice Gorsuch would make.

“The central question for me in looking at Judge Gorsuch and his record, in listening carefully through three days of hearings is whether he would be a Justice for all, or only a Justice for some. I do not believe Judge Gorsuch meets this test. 

 

“I will oppose his nomination, and I will oppose it every step of the way. I urge my colleagues to do the same. This is simply too important for the future of America and its values.”

 

Senator Hirono discussed her decision to oppose Judge Gorsuch with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.