RELEASE

COCHRAN STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE GORSUCH TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat previously held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia:

“I commend President Trump for his nomination of Judge Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Filling the seat left open by Justice Scalia was a critical issue for many voters in the presidential election. It is now time for the Senate to act. I look forward to the confirmation process and the prospect of having a nine-member Supreme Court that will decide cases based on the Constitution.”

Following Scalia’s death in 2016, Cochran supported maintaining the bipartisan precedent of holding open Supreme Court vacancies that occur at the end of a president’s term in an election year.

1/31/17