WASHINGTON, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today voted to confirm Tenth Circuit Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on a vote of 54-45. Following the confirmation, Crapo offered this statement:
“I wholeheartedly support Judge Gorsuch for confirmation to the Supreme Court. He understands and is focused on the principle that a judge is a servant of the law, responsible for interpreting and applying the Constitution and laws of the land as they are written, and not to be a maker of laws from the bench. Those who have encountered him as a legal advocate, an adversary in court, or a presiding judge all praise his fundamental fairness and strict adherence to the law. The true American vision of our system of justice is one in which the judge fairly and impartially finds the facts and applies the law. The law is supreme and the facts decide the day. In both his hearings and his meeting with me, he told me his politics and personal views are not relevant to judging a case. This is the ideal view of how a judge should act in our judicial system. As a servant of the law with an outstanding record of fidelity to the Constitution, Judge Gorsuch will help the Court guarantee all parties receive fair and equal justice. I congratulate Judge Gorsuch on his confirmation.”
Judge Gorsuch is anticipated to be sworn-in by President Trump on Monday.
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