Supreme Court Justice
This week, the
Senate will vote on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Throughout this process, America has seen Judge Gorsuch’s
incredible intellect, sterling character and devotion to the rule of law. Objections raised by Democrats against him just don’t hold
Judge Gorsuch is no extremist or
judicial activist. He enjoys broad, bipartisan support. Of the thousands of cases he decided, 97% were unanimous decisions where every judge on the
panel supported the final result. In 99% of them, he was in the majority. Senate Democrats had no reservations about his qualifications back in 2006,
when the Chamber unanimously confirmed him to the job he holds now.
Questioning Judge Gorsuch during his confirmation
Democrats continue to claim
Judge Gorsuch sides with big companies over sympathetic individuals. An examination of his record shows that this is not true, but it is also beside
the point. A good judge does not judge the litigants, but the case. His motivation in each and every case is simple: to follow the law wherever it
During the hearing, Democrats tried
to make Judge Gorsuch declare how he might rule in specific cases. As a sitting federal judge, ethical obligations prevent him from answering
questions like that, which is why Justices Ginsburg and Kagan acted similarly in their confirmation hearings.
The reality is there is no intellectually honest argument against Judge Gorsuch.
He respects democracy and the separation of powers, and is one of the most qualified nominees in recent history. Today, the Senate Judiciary
Committee voted to approve Judge Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. If Democrats
successfully block his nomination, then there's no Republican nominee they will support. I’m looking forward to seeing Judge Gorsuch confirmed
as the next Supreme Court justice.