U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after Judge Neil Gorsuch returned the bipartisan questionnaire that Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein sent to him after his nomination for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 

“The American people deserve more than the reflexive partisanship and panicked talking points of last week. Every Senator – all of us who took the same oath to a system of checks and balances – should dig into these papers and carefully consider someone who understands and affirms the American idea of limited government and skepticism of consolidated power. We’ve got a lot of reading before the committee’s hearings.”