Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-LD40) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“In Neil Gorsuch President Trump has made and outstandingly qualified nomination to become a justice of the United States Supreme Court.
“Judge Gorsuch is a man of tremendous intellect and legal scholarship who, if appointed to the Court, will interpret the Constitution, not legislate from the bench. He is committed to the legal principles that made former Justice Antonin Scalia such an outstanding and respected judge and legal scholar. Judge Gorsuch clerked for two Justices of the Supreme Court and was appointed to the Appellate Court in Denver in a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate.
“I hope now that the nation’s Senators, and particularly New Jersey’s Senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker — will put partisanship aside and vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch as quickly as possible. A man of his unquestioned competence deserves a respectful review that, when honestly carried out, can lead to only one conclusion — his confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.”