Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said on Monday he will vote against the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and he will support a filibuster.
Sen Bill Nelson D-FL to oppose Gorsuch nomination and will support Senate filibuster pic.twitter.com/96wcFQvX7t— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 27, 2017
“Deciding whether to confirm a president’s nominee for the highest court in the land is a responsibility I take very seriously,” Nelson said in a statement. “Over the past few weeks, I have met with Judge Gorsuch, listened to the Judiciary Committee’s hearings and reviewed his record with an open mind. I have real concerns with his thinking on protecting the right to vote and allowing unlimited money in political campaigns. In addition, the judge has consistently sided with corporations over employees, as in the case of a freezing truck driver who, contrary to common sense, Judge Gorsuch would have allowed to be fired for abandoning his disabled rig during extreme weather conditions.
"I will vote no on the motion to invoke cloture and, if that succeeds, I will vote no on his confirmation.”
Sen. Nelson is up for re-election next year.