WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican governors, led by RGA Chairman Governor Scott Walker, delivered a letter today to U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer in support of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s swift confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

To read a copy of the letter in its entirety, you can do so here. An excerpt of the letter is below:

“As Governors, we applaud President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm his appointment.  Our request is not grounded in policy preferences or party affiliation.  Rather, this request reflects our commitment as governors to uphold the Constitution and defend the rule of law…

Judge Gorsuch was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by George W. Bush in 2006 and confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote. In his decade of service on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Neil Gorsuch has proven himself to be a jurist that can resist the temptation of ‘black robe syndrome.’  He will be a Justice that says what the law is, not what the law should be, for he understands that the former is the role of a judge, and the latter is the role of the people, through the Congress. To abuse the role of a judge is to deprive the people of the right to govern themselves, and to chip away at the bedrock of our democracy.”

Judge Gorsuch will be a Justice who shares Justice Scalia’s unrelenting commitment to originalism and textualism, and a model of deep intellect, unwavering integrity, and faithfulness to the law. Judge Gorsuch will be a leader on the Court for years to come.”

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