WATCH: Bernie Sanders Delivers Rousing Speech on Senate Floor Denouncing Neil Gorsuch
After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) concluded he "cannot support a man with his views for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court," as he announced on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
Sanders then detailed four areas in which Gorsuch could profoundly impact American lives for the worse:
1. Citizens United
"Seven years ago, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in a case called Citizens United... the court said that billionaires and corporations could spend as much money as they wanted on the political process," Sanders explained.
As a result, "the wealthiest people in our country today [like the Koch brothers] can now elect candidates who represent their interests and not the interests of ordinary Americans."
After speaking extensively with Judge Gorsuch, Sanders says he doubts Trump's pick will vote to overturn this decision.
2. Voting Rights Act
Neither is Sanders convinced Gorsuch would overturn another 5-4 decision, in 2013, that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
"Everybody knows this intentionally [was] designed to make it harder for people of color, for poor people, for young people, for older people to vote in elections in America," he added.
3. Roe v. Wade
Despite being affirmed by dozens of cases since, "Judge Gorsuch refused to state if he believed Roe v. Wade was good law and should be upheld," Sanders observed.
"There is a strong likelihood that Judge Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and deny the women of this country the constitutional right to control their own bodies," he added.
4. Workers v. Corporations
The Vermont senator was especially appalled by the now infamous TransAm case, in which Gorsuch ruled against a trucker who could have frozen to death.
"We need a Supreme Court justice who will protect workers' rights and not just worry about corporate profits," Sanders noted. "Judge Gorsuch is not that person."