U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  

"Judge Gorsuch is a supremely qualified and thoughtful nominee. The Chicken Little hysteria from some of my friends on the other side of the aisle is just sad and absurd. If they keep working to paint Judge Gorsuch as a mouth-breathing bald eagle hunter, they'll embarrass themselves. Judge Gorsuch and I talked at length about our constitutional system of checks and balances. Whenever Democrats want to stop dealing in fiction, I’m confident Judge Gorsuch is ready for a serious conversation."