Tester: ‘I Cannot Support a Nominee Who Refuses to Answer Important Questions’

Senator to Oppose Neil Gorsuch, citing dark money, women’s health care, privacy concerns

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after announcing that he will vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Judge Gorsuch is a smart man but that doesn’t make him right for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. I cannot support a nominee who refuses to answer important questions. With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and votes of citizens, the Court will stand between women and their doctors, and the government will reach into the private lives of law-abiding Americans. These are not Montana values, which is why I cannot support this nomination.”

Tester will be voting “no” on cloture and final passage. To read more about Tester’s position on Judge Gorsuch click HERE.