Mississippi's U.S. Senators praise President's SCOTUS pick

Mississippi's U.S. Senators praise President's SCOTUS pick

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Mississippi's two U.S. Senators are praising President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next United States Supreme Court Justice. They're also hoping he receives a fair confirmation process.

Gorsuch is a judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th District. If confirmed, he will fill the seat that's been vacant since last year, following the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Following President Trump's announcement Tuesday night, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R) issued the following statement:

"When voters chose Donald Trump to be President, they made it clear that the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by a jurist in the conservative mold of Justice Antonin Scalia. President Trump's choice of Neil Gorsuch meets that high standard. Judge Gorsuch is known for his mainstream, principled opinions. I am hopeful that he will receive a fair and timely confirmation process based on his record rather than partisan conjecture."

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R) also issued a statement in support of the President's pick:

"I commend President Trump for his nomination of Judge Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  Filling the seat left open by Justice Scalia was a critical issue for many voters in the presidential election.  It is now time for the Senate to act.  I look forward to the confirmation process and the prospect of having a nine-member Supreme Court that will decide cases based on the Constitution."

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