Senator Lankford Votes to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement after the Senate voted 54-45 to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court:

“I’m honored today to support Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. He is a jurist that will interpret the law as the law. In his career, Judge Gorsuch has decided over 2,700 cases, 97 percent of which have been unanimous. Ninety-nine percent of the time, he decided with the majority, even though the majority of the judges in his circuit were appointed by Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama. Judge Gorsuch’s opinions have attracted the fewest number of dissents from his colleagues of anyone he’s served with on the bench. He is the definition of a mainstream jurist and strict constitutionalist.

“We’re ready for him to go to work, the country is ready for him to go to work. And I am confident that he will uphold his constitutional duty on the bench.”

Yesterday, Lankford delivered a speech on the Senate floor in favor of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the same day Senate Democrats conducted a partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee for the first time in the history of the US Senate.