Congressman Black Praises Selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Jan 31, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement upon President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“I applaud President Trump for nominating a fair-minded Constitutionalist like Judge Gorsuch to serve on our highest court. With this selection, President Trump has chosen a respected jurist who will uphold both the spirit and the letter of our law. I am especially encouraged by Judge Gorsuch’s opinions in the cases of Hobby Lobby vs. Sebelius and Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Burwell, which display a clear respect for religious freedom that has been missing in too many corners of Washington over the last eight years. He is uniquely qualified for this role, having already been confirmed without opposition to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals by the US Senate in 2006, and I know that he will be a worthy successor to the esteemed legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia,” said Congressman Diane Black. “After Senate Democrats’ embarrassing display of boycotts and blanket opposition to President Trump’s cabinet picks this week, they have a golden opportunity to redeem themselves by giving the American people an up-or-down vote on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination without delay.”