Judge Gorsuch Awarded Highest ABA Rating Possible
That’s high acclaim from an organization that our colleagues on the Left have long considered the “gold standard.” It’s the type of acclaim we keep hearing from Democrats and Republicans in the legal community.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Judge Neil Gorsuch and the “Well Qualified” rating he has been awarded by American Bar Association:
“The endorsements for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch keep rolling in from across the political spectrum. As I noted last Thursday, more than 150 former Columbia University classmates joined that extensive list recently. Those classmates represented a variety of backgrounds, home states, faiths, and political views. But they all agreed on one thing: that Judge Gorsuch is extremely well qualified to be our next Supreme Court Justice.
“On Thursday, I also noted that we could expect more supporters with sterling reviews of the judge in the near future. Sure enough, that very evening the American Bar Association awarded Judge Gorsuch its highest possible rating: unanimously ‘Well Qualified.’
“The Democratic Leader and the former Democratic Chairman of the Judiciary Committee have called the ABA ‘the gold standard by which judicial candidates are judged.’ And today, it’s a group that believes Judge Gorsuch is ‘Well Qualified’ to be a Supreme Court Justice ‘based on [his] integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament…’
“That’s high acclaim from an organization that our colleagues on the Left have long considered the ‘gold standard.’ It’s the type of acclaim we keep hearing from Democrats and Republicans in the legal community.
“Judge Gorsuch has an impressive resume and impressive credentials to match. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia in just three years, got his law degree from Harvard, and he’s an Oxford scholar to boot. The Senate confirmed him to his current position on the circuit court without a single vote in opposition.
“He’s the right jurist for the job. As we move forward with his nomination later this month, we should give him the fair consideration, debate, and up-or-down vote that he deserves, just like we did with the four Supreme Court nominees of Presidents Clinton and Obama after they were first elected.”
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