The question we are each seeking to answer tonight is...
Who is Neil Gorsuch and do I want to oppose his nomination?
How much do you ACTUALLY know about Neil Gorsuch, his background, his rulings, and his personal opinions on things like religious freedom, abortion, privacy, gay marriage, and the right to bear arms? Let's take some time this evening and learn about the man, the myth... GORSUCH.
- Here's an interesting chart that demonstrates where Gorsuch would fall ideology-wise on the current court:
- This is one opinion piece that lays out a strong case for not opposing him:
- And another that gives a strong reason to oppose vocally:
- And another that gives another great reason to oppose him:
So what do you think about Gorsuch? How are you going to move on this?
This group is 27,000 people strong, and so far the only thing we ALL agree on is our shared heebie-jeebies around a certain president of these United States. Some of us will think we must oppose Gorsuch vigorously; some will think he's not an actual criminal so we have bigger fish to fry.
We're not all going to agree on this one. Even among the Do's team we are divided - some of us think he needs vocal and energetic opposition, even filibuster; some of us think he sucks but is unlikely to be successfully blocked.
Knowing that this community is likely to be fairly splintered on this one, let's have a civil discourse, share ideas, opinions, resources, facts, and respect each other even when we disagree.
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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