01.31.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after attending President Donald J. Trump’s nomination ceremony for Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court at the White House:  

“President Trump promised the American people he would nominate someone to the Supreme Court who is unwavering in their support of the Constitution, and he has kept his word. I applaud President Trump for nominating Judge Gorsuch to be our next Supreme Court Justice. Throughout his career Judge Gorsuch has stood steadfast in his support of our Constitution and the Founding Principles it enshrines: economic opportunity, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. These principles are what make the United States exceptional and each branch of government shares the responsibility for protecting these rights.

“Judge Gorsuch has led a remarkable career both in the private and public sectors and demonstrated a keen understanding and appreciation of the law. He clerked for two Supreme Court Justices, worked at the Department of Justice under President Bush, and has served admirably on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for the last ten years. I look forward to confirming Judge Gorsuch and returning to a complete high court.”

Background:

In February 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing left a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Scalia’s seat remained unfilled since our country was in the midst of a Presidential Election. Senator Perdue repeatedly outlined the need to allow the American people to decide our next president in order to preserve the integrity of the advice and consent process.

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