COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In response to the hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch and the generally slow pace of activity in Washington DC, Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement:
“As his hearing has further demonstrated, Judge Neil Gorsuch is imminently qualified for the Supreme Court, and any attempt to oppose his appointment betrays a blatant partisanship that aims to politicize our Supreme Court. Americans must forcefully oppose such efforts by Democrats and must put unrelenting pressure on individual U.S. Senators to quickly confirm Judge Gorsuch, promptly.
“The American Bar Association gave Judge Gorsuch its unanimous seal of approval, and it’s also worth noting that Gorsuch was unanimously confirmed to his present post in 2006 – including twelve current Democratic senators such as Senators Schumer, Leahy and Feinstein.
“Additionally, we should all urge Republicans in Congress to pick up the pace of their activity. Under President Obama, Democrats lost over 1000 seats in state and federal government. Now, Republicans have majorities in both Houses and a President in the Oval Office. If they are to maintain their majorities then they simply must work harder.
“Presently, they are not moving fast enough. To members of Congress I say: Get to work! Keep up with the pace of the president, confirm Gorsuch, pass healthcare reform, and move down your list.”
“I am under no delusions. The legislative process is often laborious, but it seems our representatives have become much better at opposing legislation than passing it. Tax reform, immigration reform, and countless other priorities await. Each is too important to delay. Under present circumstances, it is simply irresponsible for our elected leaders to take extended recesses as they have already done and intend on continuing.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years in the divisions of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised four U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. He is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.