Today marks a proud moment in our
nationâ€™s history: After weeks of intense
deliberation, the Senate has confirmed Judge Neil
M. Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Gorsuch is now Justice Gorsuch and our
democracy is once again in good hands.
praised Gorsuch on the Senate floor,
describing "Neil Gorsuch's
Gorsuch comes to the Supreme Court with a near
encyclopedic knowledge of the law and a wealth of
judicial experience. His temperament is
well-suited for the solemn work of our
nationâ€™s highest court. And his bulletproof
record on the federal bench shows that he will
put our Constitution and the rule of law above
any popular opinion or political agenda.
More than any nominee that Iâ€™ve seen in
my lifetime, Judge Gorsuch understands the
importance of his role in our system of limited
self-government. Supreme Court Justices are more
than mere arbiters of the law; they are the
caretakers of our Constitution. And so we place
in them a great deal of trust. Judge Gorsuch is
worthy of that trust, as he made abundantly clear
over the course of his confirmation hearing.
Although Judge Gorsuch was among the most
qualified candidates ever nominated to the
Supreme Court, securing his confirmation
wasnâ€™t easy. To satisfy the demands of an
extreme political base, Democrats stooped to new
lows in a feckless attempt to block
Gorsuchâ€™s confirmation. Progressives have
frequently used partisan gimmicks to politicize
the confirmation process in the past. But this
year, they outdid themselves.
In round after round of brutal questioning,
Democrats pushed and prodded the esteemed
nominee, at times, deliberately misrepresenting
his record and even engaging in personal attacks.
Yet Gorsuch stayed the course. With his
even-keeled responses to their politically
motivated questions, he proved that he is above
the partisan frayâ€”just as a Supreme Court
Justice should be.
Over the last
few months I've taken the case for Judge
Gorsuch all around the country
Still, Democrats persisted in their
obstruction. Even as their attacks backfired, my
friends on the Left dug in their heels, staging
the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court
nominee in the history of the United States
Senate. This action was unprecedented but not
unexpected. For years, Democrats have escalated
the confirmation wars; sadly, their decision to
filibuster was par for the course.
But yet again, Democrats failed. The American
people saw through their hollow attacks and
baseless allegations. In the end, the majority of
my colleagues agreed with what I have been saying
for months: Judge Gorsuch is undeniably qualified
to serve on the Supreme Court.
And so today, the Senate voted in favor of
To date, I have participated in the
confirmations of 14 Supreme Court Justices. In
all that time, I have never seen a better nominee
than Judge Neil Gorsuch. Over the last several
weeks, I have made my support for Judge Gorsuch
known in a number of op-eds and speeches on the
Senate floor. If you missed any of these speeches
or op-eds, I encourage you to visit the links
below and share them with friends and family.
With Judge Gorsuch on the Supreme Court,
Americans have real cause for celebration. I am
confident that he will honor our Founding
principles and do the nation proud.Â