Press Release: Al Gross Demands Answers from Dan Sullivan: Will He Ram Through A Supreme Court Justice Before Ballots Are Cast?

ANCHORAGE, AK — Following the passing of Justice Ginsburg, U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Al Gross releases the following statement and video.

Watch the video here

“The Supreme Court is a sacred branch of our government. In recent years, Washington politicians have tried to politicize the court and those they nominate to be a Justice. Dan– we both know it is only fair to the American people to wait until they are able to cast their ballots in November. Will you vote to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice before the next president is inaugurated?”

What has Dan said on this issue…


“The President has the constitutional authority to nominate and the U.S. Senate has the authority to advise and consent. The decision to withhold advancement of Mr. Garland’s nomination isn’t about the individual, it’s about the principle. Alaskans, like all Americans, are in the midst of an important national election. The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally change the direction of the Court for years to come. Alaskans deserve to have a voice in that direction through their vote, and we will ensure that they have one.”


“Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski will meet with President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, but GOP colleague Sen. Dan Sullivan has no immediate plans to do so.”


“Even as they hold the line in refusing to grant the president’s Supreme Court nominee a hearing before November, two dozen Republican senators either support or do not rule out allowing a vote to confirm Merrick Garland during the lame-duck session.”


When asked about President Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland to replace Justice Scalia, Sen. Dan Sullivan said: “It’s not about Garland but rather about the principle.” Good job senator; it is about the principle. Of course I’m talking about the principle of politics uber alles. Anything else is just so late 18th century.