Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Judge Neil Gorsuch, the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States today. Following their more than hour-long meeting, Senator Collins released this statement:
“The consideration of a Supreme Court nominee is one of the Senate’s most important constitutional responsibilities.
“My more than hour-long meeting with Judge Gorsuch this morning confirmed for me what many on both sides of the aisle and those who know him well have said throughout his distinguished career: Judge Gorsuch is an individual with great integrity and extraordinary intellect who has a deep respect for the law.
“Among the wide variety of issues we discussed, I was struck by three in particular: First, Judge Gorsuch indicated that he has a high regard for the role and importance of precedent; second, he made it clear that he will be a fierce defender of our independent judiciary; and third, Judge Gorsuch assured me that no one at the White House has asked him to commit to ruling a certain way on any case.
“I was certainly impressed with Judge Gorsuch, and I look forward to his public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.”