Jeff Flake - U.S. Senator ~ Arizona

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As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Flake will be a leader in the effort to successfully confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. From the moment President Trump announced the nomination, Sen. Flake has been a fierce advocate for Judge Gorsuch, lauding his opposition to judicial activism, his support for religious freedom, and his commonsense Western sensibility. 

Sen. Flake released the following statement after voting to change Senate rules to prevent filibustering of qualified Supreme Court nominees. This sets the stage for a final up-or-down vote on confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: 


“Judge Gorsuch is an accomplished, mainstream jurist who would have justifiably received near unanimous support just a few years ago. Never before has such a highly-qualified nominee put forward by a recently-elected president to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat been successfully filibustered. While changing Senate rules was not my preferred outcome, this will simply make de jure what was de facto prior to 2003, when filibusters were virtually never used on the executive calendar.”

Sen. Flake delivers a closing statement during the final Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. Before voting to advance Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Senate floor, Sen. Flake reiterated his support for Judge Neil Gorsuch and urged Senate Democrats to reconsider their plan to filibuster his nomination.

               Precedent                                                                      Freedom of Religion          

     Emerging Technology                                                    Cameras in the Courtroom          

   Separation of Powers

                                       Second Amendment                                                                 Western Issues
         

                                        Separation of Powers                                                             Religious Liberty
         

    Western Background                                                        Defender of Religious Freedom
            

 Right Pick to Replace Justice Scalia                                     Respect for Separation of Powers
           

  • “Judge Gorsuch is an accomplished, mainstream jurist with a judicial philosophy worthy of Justice Scalia’s seat. We can be confident that he will read the law as written and not attempt to legislate from the bench.”
  • “Judge Gorsuch doesn’t make the law. He follows the law. He reads the Constitution as the Framers understood it. He interprets laws the way they were written.”
  • “As someone who embraces limited government, it is a privilege to support and confirm a judge like Neil Gorsuch who supports this philosophy.”

  • “I believe Judge Gorsuch is a mainstream jurist who will uphold the Constitution to ensure justice for all, regardless of an individual’s religious beliefs or which administration is in power. As someone who embraces religious freedom, it is a privilege to support and confirm a judge like Neil Gorsuch who respects this central constitutional principle.”
  • “I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Judge Gorsuch deserves fair consideration by those who serve in this body, and he deserves an up-or-down vote here on the Senate floor. He should be confirmed overwhelmingly.”