Tester Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Senator Meets and Questions Gorsuch, Promises ‘Fair Shake’ During Confirmation Process

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Every Supreme Court nominee deserves a fair shake, and the same goes for Judge Gorsuch. We had a productive meeting, and I will continue to review his qualifications and get feedback from Montanans about his nomination to our nation’s top court. As I continue to review his body of work, I will be looking to ensure he understands Montana and our challenges, as well as the Constitution and that he is committed to protecting our freedoms.”

Following the meeting, Tester expressed concerns about Gorsuch’s record on women’s access to health care.

In the meeting, Tester also questioned Gorsuch on a series of topics that are likely to come before the court, including corporate influence in campaigns, civil liberties, and protecting Montana’s clean air and water.

Gorsuch has been nominated by President Trump to serve a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.