January 31, 2017

Wyden Statement on Nomination of Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today expressed serious concerns about the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“The Gorsuch nomination represents a breathtaking retreat from the notion that Americans have a fundamental right to Constitutional liberties, and harkens back to the days when politicians restricted a people’s rights on a whim,” Wyden said.

“His opposition to legal death with dignity as successfully practiced in Oregon is couched in the sort of jurisprudence that justified the horrific oppression of one group after another in our first two centuries. No Senator who believes that individual rights are reserved to the people, and not the government, can support this nomination.”

Gorsuch sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.