Warren says she'll oppose Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Warren says she'll oppose Trump's Supreme Court nominee
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' UN secretary-general blasts space tourism MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday pledged to oppose President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

"Based on the long and well-established record of Judge Gorsuch, I will oppose his nomination," Warren said in a statement published on her Facebook page.

The Democratic lawmaker justified her position by pointing to Gorsuch's views on corporations, civil rights, women's rights and other social issues.

"Before even joining the bench, he advocated to make it easier for public companies to defraud investors. As a judge, he has twisted himself into a pretzel to make sure the rules favor giant companies over workers and individual Americans," Warren argued.

"He has sided with employers who deny wages, improperly fire workers, or retaliate against whistleblowers for misconduct. He has ruled against workers in all manner of discrimination cases. And he has demonstrated hostility toward women’s access to basic health care," she added.

Warren also blasted Trump for his failing to "select a consensus nominee" to the high court.

"President Trump had the chance to select a consensus nominee to the Supreme Court. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, he failed that test," Warren argued.
"Now more than ever, America needs Supreme Court justices with a proven record of standing up for the rights of all Americans – civil rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and all other protections guaranteed by our laws. We don’t need another justice who spends his time looking out for those with money and influence."
While most Republicans welcomed the nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, other Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Progressives push for fossil subsidy repeal in spending bill Louisiana delegation split over debt hike bill with disaster aid MORE (N.Y.), have expressed concerns about the candidate.