Contact: Christie Hobbs
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(Washington, DC) The Independent Women’s Forum urges members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the loaded rhetoric and manufactured charges being bandied about by special interest groups to derail the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

With nearly 30 years of judicial service and a record of the utmost fairness and professionalism, Judge Alito is unquestionably qualified to serve on our nation’s highest court. Nevertheless, he is opposed by members of the far Left who view the courts as a means of promoting their own social agenda.

“We are concerned that some on the Left are already discussing a possible filibuster of Alito’s nomination,” said IWF visiting fellow, Jennifer Braceras. “These special interest groups are not interested in whether this nominee is qualified or whether he will serve the nation with integrity and respect for the judicial process. They care only whether he will rule the way they want him to rule in specific hot button cases.”

The Independent Women’s Forum urges the Judiciary Committee to reject litmus tests and to avoid questioning Judge Alito about specific matters that may come before him in the future. Judge Alito deserves a fair process and a straight up or down vote on the floor of the Senate.