President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the seat that has been vacant since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.
Here’s what Idaho’s delegation has to say about the President’s choice:
Sen. Jim Risch: “I was honored to be invited to the White House to attend the President’s introduction and nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. It was certainly an historic moment and I was happy to be there in person. Gorsuch’s impressive track record of defending our U.S. Constitution has rightfully earned him the reputation as an originalist. I am confident he is the right nominee and will follow closely in the footsteps of his predecessor, the late Antonin Scalia.”
Sen. Mike Crapo: “Judge Gorsuch has a strong background of legal experience and knowledge. I congratulate him on this high honor. I take seriously my constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review this nomination. As that review is conducted, I have long said that our next justice must look first and foremost to the Constitution for guidance in all legal matters. I look forward to meeting with Judge Gorsuch during the confirmation process and learning more about his judicial philosophy.”
Rep. Raul Labrador: “I am pleased with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. I hope that Judge Gorsuch will uphold conservative principles and honor the Constitution, continuing in the legacy of Justice Scalia. I am gratified that the President kept his promise to choose from the list he provided before the election and congratulate him on a stellar pick.”
Rep. Mike Simpson has not yet issued a statement.