Media Roundup: House Republicans Celebrate Justice Gorsuch

Communications • April 7, 2017

There’s a new Justice in town, and his name is Neil Gorsuch.

After hours of questioning and lengthy debates, the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat is occupied by a worthy successor — a judge whose impeccable record has been applauded by both sides of the aisle for his fairness and commitment to the Constitution.

“It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives,” said Gorsuch in his January speech at the White House. “A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge, stretching for results he prefers rather than those the law demands.”

Here’s what House Republicans have to say about Justice Gorsuch:

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI):

“As we saw during his confirmation hearings, Judge Gorsuch is a thoughtful jurist who has the utmost respect for the rule of law. The Court—and the country—will benefit from his experience and his character. Justice Scalia’s seat will now be filled by a judge committed to our Constitution and first principles. This is a good day for our country.

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL):

“Throughout the confirmation process, Justice Gorsuch proved himself to be a highly capable individual who is supremely qualified for this great responsibility. I believe his stated commitment to interpreting the Constitution as it was written will hasten a long overdue return to the separation of powers and rule of law in this country.”

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA):

“Watching Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings, there was no doubt in my mind that President Trump nominated the right man for this responsibility. He is a truly humble, intelligent, and qualified judge. With an unwavering sense of duty to the rule of law and to his country, I know he will be a steadfast guardian of our Constitution on the high court.”

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO):

“I am confident in his credentials, his experience, and his firm commitment to the Constitution. Justice Gorsuch is an outstanding representative of the great state of Colorado, and I am convinced that he will be an exceptional servant to the American people on the bench of the Supreme Court.”  

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA):

“The confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch is nothing short of a victory for our Constitution and the rule of law. Too many public institutions have lost the faith of the American people by abusing their authority and acting outside of their constitutional limits. Justice Gorsuch will help restore trust in the Supreme Court by remaining true to its purpose—adjudicating cases according to the text of the law and the Constitution above all other considerations.”

Budget Committee Chair Diane Black (R-TN):

“A worthy successor to the esteemed legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia.”

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA):

“Congratulations to our newest Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He has big shoes to fill, but I’m confident he will serve our nation well.”

Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions (R-TX):

“Neil Gorsuch will defend the Constitution and fervently uphold our nation’s rule of law. Great addition to the Supreme Court.”

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX):

“Justice Gorsuch will be an excellent addition to the Supreme Court since he believes the Constitution should be interpreted as written.”

Rep. Pete King (R-NY):

“Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court is great victory for American jurisprudence.”

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL):

“Judge Gorsuch has distinguished himself as a thoughtful and balanced jurist who understands it is not the job of the courts to write laws but rather to interpret the law as written. Our nation will be better off with him on the Supreme Court.”

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO):

“Judge Gorsuch’s thoughtfulness, Colorado values, and experience will allow him to apply the law justly, according to its original intent.”

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA):

Congratulations to the newest Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch! I commend President Donald J. Trump for nominating a principled conservative to our highest court.