American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall urged swift confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court in a letter to the full Senate.
“Supreme Court decisions affect farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to be productive,” wrote Duvall. “Important cases are expected to be coming up and we need a full Supreme Court to provide for the full functioning of our third branch of government. Most important, we need a justice as qualified and dedicated as Judge Gorsuch.”
Duvall also noted that previously, the Senate confirmed Judge Gorsuch for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals without a single dissenting vote.
“Likewise today, there is no rational basis to oppose his confirmation,” Duvall wrote. “Tactics to block a vote on this nomination appear to be cynical tit-for-tat politics. The public deserves better.”
Describing the many challenges facing the nation as “too important to continue with a vacant seat on the Supreme Court,” Duvall urged senators to vote in favor of confirming Judge Gorsuch and to oppose unnecessary delays.