Sen. Mike Lee: Judge Gorsuch approaches the law with “fierce independence,” “rigorous opinions”


Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is calling out partisan Democrats who are threatening gridlock on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Despite the judge’s impeccable legal record and uncontroversial nomination and confirmation to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democrats have questioned Gorsuch’s independence.

Lee set the record straight in an op-ed for the Daily Signal, lauding Gorsuch’s record as a judge who applies the law neutrally and is not swayed by political influence.

Sen. Lee wrote:

In a former life, I had the good fortune of appearing before Gorsuch as a practicing attorney, so I know from personal experience that he is one of the very best judges in the country.

He comes to oral argument prepared and asks probing, fair questions that help everyone better understand the arguments.

Gorsuch does not promote an agenda or grandstand. He writes thoughtful and rigorous opinions that are not only careful and well-reasoned, but also easy—even pleasant—to read.

Gorsuch has the résumé of a Supreme Court justice. Yet what’s most impressive about his legal career and his approach to the law is his fierce independence from partisan and personal influence.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch is exceptionally qualified to serve on the highest court in the land—and Democrats know it. Click here to join Tea Party Patriots and support a fair hearing and up or down vote from the Senate on Judge Gorsuch!