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Kaine Statement On Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To Serve On The Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“The importance of an appointment to the highest court in the land and the duty of upholding and defending our Constitution demand a higher threshold for confirmation than for any other appointee. The actions of the Trump Administration over the past week raise the stakes to an even higher level. In considering Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and observing his confirmation hearing, I intend to carefully scrutinize his temperament and record, particularly on civil rights and other Constitutional guarantees.