Scarnati Urges Toomey and Casey to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch

(HARRISBURG)A letter from 32 Pennsylvania Senators expressing strong support for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation has been sent to U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and U.S Senator Bob Casey, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati emphasized the importance of having the Supreme Court vacancy filled promptly and urged the U.S. Senate to consider the vote on the nomination of Judge Gorsuch as soon as possible.

“I and the majority of my colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate agree that Judge Gorsuch would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice,” Scarnati said.  “Judge Gorsuch’s credentials for Supreme Court Justice are unparalleled and beyond dispute.  His fair-minded approach to issues will serve our nation well.” 

Scarnati noted that the letter was also sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein.

“Judge Gorsuch has been fully transparent throughout the confirmation process,” Scarnati stated.  “He would be an exemplary Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and we hope that Senator Toomey will do everything in his power to advance Judge Gorsuch’s nomination.  It is extremely unfortunate that Senator Casey has already expressed opposition to Judge Gorsuch’s nomination.  We remain hopeful that he will rethink his position.”


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