WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) today released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

“America’s form of government set forth in the Constitution by our forefathers has protected our freedoms for over 200 years. We must have a Supreme Court that is willing to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law upon which our government is based. Neil Gorsuch is a strong defender of the Constitution and his appointment to serve on the Supreme Court will help protect Americans from government overreach and intrusion while upholding the laws of the land.”