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LANSING, Mich., April 7, 2017 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

“I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Justice Gorsuch on his Senate confirmation to serve as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Last year, President Trump promised to nominate a conservative, rule-of-law judge with impeccable qualifications to serve on our nation’s highest court, and he delivered on that promise. Throughout the confirmation process, not even the staunchest liberal Democrats questioned Justice Gorsuch’s credentials, experience or qualifications, including receiving the highest possible ratings form the American Bar Association on his ability to serve. Nevertheless, partisan obstructionists like Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters used unprecedented and extremist measures in a vain attempt to block this incredible jurist from taking his rightful place on the Supreme Court.

“I commend the Republican Senate leadership for taking responsible action to confirm Justice Gorsuch and turn back the Democratic temper tantrum that made a mockery out of this solemn duty. Citizens across Michigan wanted Justice Gorsuch on our nation’s highest court because of his allegiance to our Constitution and to the rule of law. President Trump and Senate Republicans delivered on this nomination and confirmation, and once again the Senate Democrats, including Stabenow and Peters, struck out. The winners in this process are the U.S. Constitution and the American people."