One of my senators, Sen. Leahy, made a statement recently about not being “inclined to [join the Democratic] filibuster” of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. While he later walked back those comments after liberals from around the country organized a “flurry of constituent calls” to his office, I wanted to add my voice to that flurry of constituents. Here is the message I sent to my senator:
Dear Senator Leahy,
I am writing to express my support for the Democratic filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. As his decision in the infamous frozen trucker case made clear, Judge Gorsuch rules with a clear bias in favor of the corporate interest. In a near future where many of the court battles will be fought between the interests of the individual and the interests of the corporations and the money-class, the lifetime appointment of a judge who prefers to rule for the millionaires and billionaires would strangle our country’s progress for at least a generation. I urge you to not only join your Democratic colleagues in filibustering Judge Gorsuch’s appointment, but to lead your party’s undecided members into joining the filibuster as well.
Thank you for your time, Kyle Callahan