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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:

“Congress and the American people don’t want a liberal Supreme Court justice or a conservative Supreme Court justice. We want a justice who will decide cases based on the law and the Constitution as they are written. Neil Gorsuch appears to fit that mold. There are few things more important to the health of our nation and the people’s trust in their government than ensuring that our laws are judged blindly and in adherence to the written text of the Constitution, unaffected by one’s political opinions, wealth, race, or beliefs. Neil Gorsuch has not only demonstrated that fairness, but is also an eminently qualified judge with years of experience. I think it says a lot about him that he was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit without a single dissenting vote in the Senate. He has legal vision, clarity, and a deference to our Constitution, and I believe he is a nominee that all Americans can support.

“I urge the Senate to immediately begin its important work to vet Neil Gorsuch once again so that a confirmation vote can be scheduled as soon as possible and the Supreme Court can continue its work with all nine justices.”