Arkansas Delegation Weighs in on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Judge Gorsuch


U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Rogers) “Millions of Americans went to their polling places on election day to make their voices heard on the type of jurist they want serving on the Supreme Court. They decided to put their trust in President Trump to fill the Court’s vacant seat.

I am encouraged by how well-respected Judge Gorsuch is in legal circles and how highly experts speak of his intellect, experience, and temperament which are all important qualities for the job.

Now that the President has made his selection, we will move forward with the confirmation process. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, regardless of party, will respect the will of the voters and treat him fairly during the confirmation process.”

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) “In nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, President Trump has chosen a well-respected judge with a distinguished body of work. The Supreme Court, including the next justice, could determine the course of the law for decades. We need a nominee with a demonstrated record of interpreting the Constitution according to its text, structure, and history. These decisions are weighty—and I don’t undertake them lightly. So I look forward to meeting with Judge Gorsuch soon to talk more in depth about how he sees the role of the Court and his own judicial philosophy.”

Rick Crawford, the U.S. Representative 1st District “Judge Gorsuch’s record shows that as a Supreme Court Justice, he will strictly adhere to the letter of the law and follow an originalist interpretation of the Constitution. I share his belief that the Constitution must be interpreted the way the Founding Fathers intended and judges must not substitute their opinions for the will of the people. I’m also pleased that his record shows a skeptical, less deferential approach to unelected bureaucrats. The Supreme Court needs a voice like Judge Gorsuch to carry the torch of the late Justice Scalia.”

French Hill, the U.S. Representative 2nd District “President Trump has nominated a mainstream intellectual and jurist to fill the vacancy left by one of the greatest justices in the history of the Court, Antonin Scalia. I am hopeful the Senate will move swiftly to confirm Judge Gorsuch so that we can return the Court to full strength to do its essential work.”

 Steve Womack, the U.S. Representative 3rd District “It is my honor to congratulate Judge Neil M. Gorsuch on his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. During his time on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, he has demonstrated a reliable and humble devotion to the rule of the law. I am confident in his dedication to the same conservative values Justice Scalia upheld on the bench.”
Bruce Westerman, the U.S. Representative 4th District “I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his nomination to the United States Supreme Court,” Westerman said. “As has been noted by President Donald Trump, I believe Judge Gorsuch to be a keen legal scholar who will interpret the Constitution strictly. There has never been a more important time for an originalist justice to be on the court as cases affecting the life of the unborn, religious liberty, and private property rights are decided. I hope the Senate quickly confirms Judge Gorsuch as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.”