Cornyn Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Announcement

In: All News   Posted 01/31/2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch will be his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy:

“Judge Gorsuch is an excellent choice to serve as our next Supreme Court Justice. A jurist of the highest caliber, he has served with distinction and a demonstrated commitment to the rule of law.

“The American people made clear last November that they wanted a judge who would interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. I’m confident that Judge Gorsuch will follow Justice Scalia’s example, adhering to the Constitution and fairly applying the law on behalf of all Americans.

“The President has picked a mainstream nominee unanimously supported by Democrats in the past. I hope my colleagues across the aisle will allow an up-or-down vote on this bipartisan, highly qualified nominee.”

Judge Gorsuch was unanimously confirmed by voice vote on July 20th, 2006 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.