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STATEMENT: "No PAC" Congressman Ro Khanna on Gorsuch Nomination to US Supreme Court

February 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- California Congressman Ro Khanna -- one of just six lawmakers who refuses contributions from PACs and lobbyists -- issued the following statement on Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and his record on money in politics.

Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) stated:

"If the Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court, our fragile democracy under this administration will crumble even further. In his career as a judge, Gorsuch issued a strict decision that indicates there is little hope for lessening the influence corruptive money has on our political system. He has written that money in politics is a ‘fundamental right.’ The Court has granted too much power to the very wealthy; silencing the public from being true participators in our political process. This view, combined with Gorsuch's opposition of civil rights, including for LGBT people, and his rejection of a woman's right to choose under Roe v. Wade, demonstrates he does not have the values that will move our democracy forward."

About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.

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