Tonight President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge based in Colorado, to fill Justice Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is reaction from AFSCME Council 5 President Judy Wahlberg and Executive Director Eliot Seide.
“With a few strokes of his pen, President Trump made it harder for refugees to come to America. He severely weakened the Affordable Care Act and restricted access to reproductive care for women around the world. His actions violate our Constitution and our American values.”
“Our divided nation needs a Supreme Court that will uphold worker rights, civil rights and human rights. If Trump’s nominee can’t do that, the seat should remain vacant.”
AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 is a union of 43,000 workers who advocate for excellence in services for the public, dignity in the workplace, and opportunity and prosperity for all working families.