WASHINGTON, D.C.—Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement tonight regarding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“President Trump campaigned on a pledge to nominate justices to the Supreme Court who will uphold the Constitution, and his selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch delivers on that promise in a big way.

“Judge Gorsuch is highly regarded for his exceptional intellect and fierce defense of the Constitution, and he was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan support, including by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“While we can never truly replace Justice Antonin Scalia—who was one of the greatest legal minds in our nation’s history—in Neil Gorsuch, President Trump has chosen a principled conservative to fill this important vacancy.

“I urge the Senate to do their job of providing advice and consent in an expeditious manner so the Supreme Court can fully and properly perform its role in our great system of democracy.”