Next week, Monday, March 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin its hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. At that point, the fight over the nomination will move into high gear and may be decided, one way or the other, in just a week or two.
If Democrats are able to block the nomination of Judge Gorsuch, the Supreme Court seat once occupied by Antonin Scalia is likely to either remain vacant (which will allow the appeals courts filled with liberal Obama appointees to have the final say in many cases), or Trump will have to choose a nominee dictated by Senate Democrats.
Either way, our rights would be in danger. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, gun ownership, fair elections, privacy from government snooping, and many others might not survive.
Judge Gorsuch must be confirmed!
Please contact your two US Senators and tell them to support Judge Gorsuch. You may call them through the Congressional switchboard (202-224-3121) or send an email by going to https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC to find your senators.
If one of your senators is on the Judiciary Committee, it is especially urgent that he hear from you immediately.
These are the committee members.
Chuck Grassley Iowa
Orrin Hatch Utah
Lindsey Graham South Carolina
John Cornyn Texas
Michael Lee Utah
Ted Cruz Texas
Ben Sasse Nebraska
Jeff Flake Arizona
Mike Crapo Idaho
Thom Tillis North Carolina
John Kennedy Louisiana
Diane Feinstein California
Dick Durbin Illinois
Sheldon Whitehouse Rhode Island
Amy Klobuchar Minnesota
Al Franken Minnesota
Christopher Coons Delaware
Richard Blumenthal Connecticut
Mazie Hirono Hawaii
Please do not delay. Your senators need to hear from you right away. Democrats will attempt to do to Gorsuch exactly what they did to Robert Bork. We must put maximum pressure on Senators, including Democrats, to announce their support for Judge Gorsuch.