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Senate Democrats v. Free Speech

Senator Schumer just joined Senators Whitehouse and Blumenthal in a “press conference” to criticize my organization, the Judicial Crisis Network, for its role in opposing Judge Garland’s nomination and in supporting Judge Gorsuch’s nomination.  Like third-world strongmen on a mission to stop dissent, they are demanding that we disclose our donors.  If they want to be known for an approach to public policy that relies on bullying and intimidation, that is their loss. We are not afraid.  We are proud to count on supporters who value privacy and freedom of expression and we will continue to support the confirmation of exceptionally qualified nominees like Neil Gorsuch.
 
Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director to the Judicial Crisis Network.

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