Senate Confirms Gorsuch, Delivers on Key Trump Promise

Washington — This morning, the Senate voted to confirm Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Republicans campaigned on nominating and confirming justices to the Supreme Court in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.  President Trump made good on his campaign promise when he nominated Judge Gorsuch.  And today, Senator McConnell and his Republican colleagues upheld their end of the bargain by confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch.

“The American people, regardless of their party affiliation, should be encouraged that the next Supreme Court Justice will interpret the text of the Constitution rather than create unwritten rights supposedly hidden between the lines.”

Heritage Action supports the Gorsuch nomination and will include his confirmation vote on our legislative scorecard.