Over 35 Corporations Fund Partisan Battle against Gorsuch SCOTUS Confirmation ⋆ American Lens

Over 35 Corporations Fund Partisan Battle against Gorsuch SCOTUS Confirmation

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Judge Neil Gorsuch

By invoking the so-called “nuclear option,” the United States Senate has changed the rules to limit debate on judicial nominations. This move appears to pave the way for a vote to confirm the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday, despite opposition efforts led by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

CAP is a liberal think tank that was founded by former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. In fact, the profound ties with Clinton’s political operation have earned CAP nicknames such as “Hillary’s Think Tank” and the “Clinton White House in exile.”

The CAP Action Fund is a 501(c)4 “advocacy unit” that shares an address with its parent organization according to tax-filings here and here. Many staffers, including President and CEO Neera Tanden, work for both entities.

The connection is important because CAP Action has developed an online resource to organize liberal grassroots activists in opposition to the Gorsuch nomination. The “Don’t give Gorsuch this gavel” page provides canned tweets, talking points, and more for advocacy against Gorsuch.

After the Senate’s vote to change the rules on judicial nominations, CAP released to following Tweet:

Ironically, CAP and CAP Action’s efforts to stop the Gorsuch confirmation is funded by some of the wealthiest corporations in the country. Companies like Walmart, AT&T, and Facebook are some of CAP’s top corporate donors, which isn’t surprising given the liberal positions these companies have taken on the issues.

Below is a list of corporations that have donated directly to CAP and CAP Action over the last few years and we’ve provided links to directly contact them through email and social media. By looking at these corporate donations, it appears that “the interests of the wealthy and powerful” are more closely aligned with CAP than with conservatives who support the confirmation of Neal Gorsuch.

$100,000 – $499,999

Time Warner, Inc.

$50,000 – $99,999

BAE Systems North America
Bank of America

Blue Cross Blue Shield*
H&R Block

$5,000 – $49,999

American Express
Comcast NBCUniversal
CVS Health
DeVry Education Group
Express Scripts
Ford Motor Company
Morgan Stanley
Northrop Grumman
Pearson Education
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PepsiCo Inc.
Prudential Financial
Quest Diagnostics
Wells Fargo
Western Union

*Donor to CAP Action Fund

This story was originally published at 2ndVote.com.

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