Sen. Chuck Grassley: Judge Gorsuch Is a Brilliant, Principled, and Mainstream Judge

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Last evening, I had the pleasure of being at the White House when President Trump introduced his nominee to be associate justice of the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, who happens to be serving on the tenth circuit court of appeals. And it shouldn't surprise anybody that President Trump delivered on a promise made during the campaign when he listed 21 people that he would choose from. Everybody knew ahead of time what sort of a judge he would put on for this vacancy or any future vacancy. Judge Gorsuch's decade of service on the Tenth Circuit has earned him a reputation as a brilliant, principled, and mainstream judge, just exactly the sort of mainstream that Sen. Schumer must have been thinking about when he said he wants a mainstream judge. It's already been widely reported that he was unanimously confirmed by a voice vote to the Tenth Circuit in 2006. There are still 31 Senators in this body who voted for the judge at that particular time. 11 of them are Democrats, and one of them is Senator Schumer. Judge Gorsuch was, of course, supported by both of his home state senators for the Tenth Circuit." - Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley