Delgaudio Statement on Miers' Withdrawal
The following is the statement of Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio on the withdrawal of Harriet Miers.
"Public Advocate applauds the courage of White House Council Harriet Miers in withdrawing her nomination to the Supreme Court.
"It is essential that the President now appoint a true originalist, in the mold of Scalia and Thomas, to fill the O'Connor vacancy as soon as possible. We hope that this nominee, regardless of race, sex, or ethnicity, has a proven, rock solid record as an originalist so we can get behind him or her just as quickly as we opposed the Miers nomination.
"While we know that the Senate liberals will vigorously fight any nominee who respects the Constitution as the founders meant in to be interpreted, conservatives are ready to fight even harder to save our Republic from judicial activists. Liberals find themselves constantly in the minority as they continuously fail to win through our democratic process; therefore the only hope for implementing their radical agenda is through activist judges.
"It is essential that the Kennedy-Schumer clan in the Senate must be stopped in their attempt to bully the President into another David Souter, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, or John Paul Stevens. Instead the President should appoint a nominee that will unite Americans who share the Founder's vision for a Republic where the legislature makes laws through the democratic process and the Courts interpret them."
Public Advocate of the United States was the first group to openly oppose the Miers nomination. Delgaudio predicted the conservative backlash that occurred with the appointment in an interview published in the Philadelphia Inquirer the week leading up to the nomination. The Virginia based non-profit group has been fighting for Family Rights for over twenty-five years.