ICYMI: What Republican AGs are saying about Judge Neil Gorsuch

Since President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States, Republican attorneys general have publicly expressed their support for Gorsuch, a conservative, principled, rule of law-minded judge. Below is what they've had to say:

West Virginians can now be proud of the nominee that Trump has selected. (Neil) Gorsuch understands the danger to our system of limited government posed by unchecked and unelected federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.” – RAGA Chairman and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

Like Justice Scalia, Judge Gorsuch’s record reveals him to have a moderately originalist approach to constitutional issues, a moderately textual approach to statutory issues and perhaps most importantly an open mind that allows for the use of other modes of interpretation when they are necessary and appropriate under the law.” – RAGA Vice-Chairwoman and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

“Senators from both parties have said they want a judge with a proven track record, outstanding credentials, and respect for the rule of law. Neil Gorsuch fits that bill.” – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman

(Judge Gorsuch) believes in our states’ rights and he doesn’t believe in using a social agenda in order to get things done. He believes in the Constitution of the United States of America and that’s what we’ve been lacking for so long.” – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

“While filling Justice Scalia’s seat will be a tough feat, I am confident Judge Gorsuch will continue to be an honorable and ethical jurist; and I look forward to his swift confirmation by the United States Senate.”  - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry

Judge Gorsuch is a person of keen intellect and exceptional legal talent, who respects our Constitution and will follow the rule of law as it is written.” – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

“To guard our most cherished values and the law that holds us together, America needs a Supreme Court justice committed to the people's Constitution. Neil Gorsuch is that person.” – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley

Judge Gorsuch has a proven track record of faithfully upholding the Constitution, maintaining the separation of powers, and respecting that the proper role of a judge is to say what the law is, not what it should be.” – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt

By any objective measure, Judge Gorsuch is a sterling, eminently qualified nominee in the mainstream of American jurists. Judge Gorsuch will bring to the nation’s highest Court a keen intellect, a vibrant pen, and a healthy respect for the judiciary’s proper role in our constitutional system.” – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes

Proud to support Judge Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court. (Judge Gorsuch is the) right justice to uphold rule of law and the Constitution.” – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall

Gorsuch is a great #SCOTUS pick. Judges shouldn't make policy. Glad to see a textualist be nominated to fill the giant shoes of Scalia.” – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

Judge Neil Gorsuch will respect and vindicate the rights and interests of our nation by faithfully interpreting and applying the law of the United States of America as an Associate Justice.” – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr

Judge Neil Gorsuch will help keep the court connected to bedrock principles that, regrettably, have gradually lost favor in recent decades — principles such as strict constructionism, states’ rights federalism and religious freedom.” – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

We know (Judge Gorsuch) as a solid, capable jurist. It will be good for Kansas and the Midwest to have a voice from the central part of the country on the U.S. Supreme Court.” – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt

“Being from the Rocky Mountain West, (Judge) Gorsuch will add a regional perspective currently not represented by any of the other justices, including an expertise in Indian law that has rarely existed on our nation’s highest court.” – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court will have a profound and positive impact on the people in our States. Judge Gorsuch is particularly well-suited to enforce the Constitution’s structural limitations and protect the institutional prerogatives of the States.” – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson

“President Trump campaigned on the promise that he would fill the seat formerly occupied by Justice Antonin Scalia with a jurist who shared the late Justice’s commitment to interpreting the Constitution as written, rather than as judges might wish it were written. (He) has fulfilled that campaign promise through the nomination of Judge Gorsuch.” – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

Good pick by @POTUS in nominating Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  He is a defender of religious liberty.” – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

“As one of the States within the Tenth Circuit, my office knows from experience that Judge Gorsuch is a jurist of the highest integrity and intellect. He is a judge who has consistently treated all that appear before him fairly and justly, regardless of stature or station.” – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter

Judge Gorsuch is a well-qualified jurist and is a firm defender of the constitution and the rule of law. He firmly believes that judges should base their decisions on the law and the constitution, rather than their own feelings or preferences.” – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

(Judge Gorsuch) is universally respected for his integrity, fairness and decency and understands the role of a judge is to interpret the Constitution as written by the Framers and not legislate from the bench.” – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley

“In short, Judge Gorsuch is a champion of the structural safeguards that protect state sovereignty and individual liberty, a committed textualist and originalist, and a brilliant jurist.” – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery

“(Judge Gorsuch’s) judicial track record while serving on the 10th Circuit for over a decade is a testament to his conservative philosophy, particularly in the areas of excessive federal overreach and the protection of religious liberty.” – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

“The American people deserve a court that can reach decisions. The United States Senate and Senator Baldwin should grant an up or down vote on Judge Gorsuch quickly. They owe that to the American people.” – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel


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