WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Susan Collins is urging her colleagues today to resist politics and confirm the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Democrats have been threatening to filibuster if the confirmation is brought to a vote and the republican majority says it may rely on a simple majority vote if the democrats don’t allow the issue to move ahead.
Senator Collins said today Gorsuch is well qualified to serve on the high court and she hopes others will resist the temptation to block his confirmation.
Senator Collins stated “The senate should resist the temptation to filibuster a supreme court nominee who is unquestionably qualified; the temptation to abandon the traditions of comity and cooperation; the temptation to further erode the separation of powers by insisting on judicial litmus tests. It s time for the senate to rise above partisanship and allow each and every senator to cast an up-or-down vote on this nominee.
Protesters have been pressuring Senator Collins to oppose the nomination.
But Collins said she decided to vote in favor after meeting him to evaluate his qualifications, experience, integrity and temperament.