Statement from Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo on behalf of the Florida Why Courts Matter Coalition:
“Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation has made history for all the wrong reasons.
“This is the first time in our nation’s history that a President whose campaign and administration are under investigation by the FBI has filled a Supreme Court seat.
“It’s also the first time the Senate changed their own rules to confirm a Supreme Court nominee who couldn’t garner enough bipartisan support.
“Sen. Marco Rubio has failed Floridians by refusing to act as a check and balance on President Trump’s power. Rubio and his GOP colleagues destroyed more than 200 years of Senate rules and tradition. The result is that now we have a new Supreme Court Justice who is completely out of step with the mainstream American values of equality, fairness, religious freedom and personal privacy.