Jan 31 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) tonight made this statement on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
“This is a home run pick by President Trump.
“Judge Gorsuch is a well-qualified jurist with an impeccable resume. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to hearings on the nominee and expect he will be given an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. I look forward to his eventual confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“Finally, President Obama was elected by the American people and nominated Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court. I voted for them – not because I agreed with them – but because both were qualified to serve on the Court. I urge my colleagues to extend Judge Gorsuch the same courtesy when considering his nomination. I ask no more of them than I asked of myself.”