I want to congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. And I commend President Trump on having his nominee confirmed.

As we saw during his confirmation hearings, Judge Gorsuch is a thoughtful jurist who has the utmost respect for the rule of law. The Court—and the country—will benefit from his experience and his character.

Justice Scalia’s seat will now be filled by a judge committed to our Constitution and first principles.

This is a good day for our country.