Nelson: Trump nominee Gorsuch must address ‘real concerns’

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson

Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson says he has “real concerns” about voting rights and campaign finance disclosure that he wants President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to address.

 

Nelson’s initial reaction to Trump’s pick was only that he looks forward to a “full examination” of the nominee.

 

“Of course, I’m going to talk to him and listen to the Judiciary Committee hearing,” Nelson said in a statement issued this afternoon.

 

“But I have real concerns about what I believe are two of the most fundamental rights in our democracy: the right to vote and the right to know who you are voting for. And I specifically want to know how the judge feels about the suppression of voting rights and about the amount of undisclosed, unlimited money in campaigns.”

 

Nelson, up for re-election in 2018, can expect pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike on the Gorsuch nomination.

 

 

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