Denver -- Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement today in response to the nomination of Coloradan Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court:
“Coloradans of all parties and persuasions can be proud tonight to see Colorado-born US Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated by the President of the United States to fill the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was appointed to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court in 2006 by President George Bush, and was confirmed by near unanimous vote of the US Senate, including a “yes” vote from then-Senator Barack Obama.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gorsuch will be the first Coloradan to sit on the nation’s highest court since Byron “Whizzer” White was selected by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Judge Gorsuch is widely recognized as someone who respects and reveres the US Constitution and decides cases on the basis of law, not personal whims or prejudices.
If confirmed, he will make an outstanding addition to the Court, and I invite all Coloradans to join me in applauding this outstanding nomination.”