Inhofe Votes to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was confirmed by a vote of 54-45. 

I am proud to join my colleagues in voting to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Inhofe said. “Throughout his confirmation process, I have been increasingly impressed with Judge Gorsuch’s unwavering commitment to the Constitution and upmost respect for the checks and balances our founders envisioned. Judge Gorsuch has demonstrated that he decides cases not on the basis of any political agenda, but based on careful consideration of the facts of the law, without bias. I look forward to watching his tenure on the Supreme Court with full confidence that he will live up to the great responsibility that he’s been given.” 

BACKGROUND

On Jan. 31, Inhofe released a statement applauding President Trump’s selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

On Feb. 6, Inhofe delivered remarks on the Senate floor in Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

On March 28, Inhofe met with Judge Neil Gorsuch at the White House. Following their meeting Inhofe issued a statement saying that “Gorsuch is a qualified mainstream jurist who is well respected by conservatives and liberals alike.” Inhofe urged Senate Democrats to allow and up or down vote on Gorsuch.  

On April 5, The Oklahoman published an op-ed by Inhofe outlining Judge Neil Gorsuch’s qualifications and highlighting the hypocrisy of Senate Democrats wishing to filibuster his nomination. 

Yesterday, Inhofe spoke on the Senate floor again expressing his support of Judge Neil Gorsuch and frustration with Senate Democrats for attempting to block such a qualified and mainstream nominee.