Support is rapidly building statewide for Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court from Democrats and Republicans, yet it’s been 40 days since Trump nominated the Denver native and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet still can’t make up his mind.
Either that or he’s on another international junket somewhere and just can’t be bothered to inform his constituents about his position.
Maybe he should hold a town meeting. Or something.
Meanwhile, the Daily Sentinel reports the latest pledges of support came from the Garfield County Commission and several Grand Junction lawyers of the Democratic, Republican and unaffiliated persuasion.
Even though Republicans rejected any hearing for Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, “a filibuster now will do Colorado no good,” the (lawyer’s) letter said.
The Grand Junction attorneys who signed the letter include Jeff Hurd, Steve ErkenBrack, Terry Farina, Michael Russell, Gregory Hoskin, and Anthony Prinster.
Also Gregg Kampf, L. Richard Bratton, David Price, David Younger, Michael Santo, Lloyd Quesenberry and Larry Beckner.
Senate hearings begin next week on March 20 in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and it’s tradition that the home state senators show their support by introducing the nominee and urging fellow senators to confirm the nominee.
That Bennet has remained silent so long does not exactly signal unwavering support. Bennet needs to make a stand, now, and urge the Senate to confirm Gorsuch.