January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released the following statement in support of President Trump’s selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“President Trump’s selection of Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court not only fills the bench but does so with a smart, thoughtful, constitutional conservative,” Inhofe said. “Gorsuch’s work as a judge on the Denver-based Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has displayed a judicial philosophy expected of all Supreme Court Justices and I believe he will show a respect for the role of the court as outlined by the Constitution. Gorsuch’s educational background is outstanding, having attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School in addition to completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Law from University College at Oxford. Gorsuch has most notably penned opinions, later affirmed by the Supreme Court, in defense of religious freedom as in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. By all accounts Gorsuch is a remarkably intelligent and compassionate man who will uphold the Constitution on the high court for years to come. I am pleased with the president’s selection of Gorsuch. I look forward to receiving his nomination in the Senate and confirming him to the high court swiftly.”