Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

February 15, 2017

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after her meeting today with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court:

“My meeting with Judge Gorsuch was a valuable opportunity to discuss the critical role that our judiciary has in America’s system of checks and balances,” said Shaheen. “I expressed to Judge Gorsuch my strong view that the independence of the Supreme Court is paramount and I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about his judicial philosophy. I voiced my support for women’s reproductive rights and the important precedent of the Roe v. Wade decision. I also expressed my concern about the dramatic increase of secret money in politics in the wake of the Citizens United decision. I look forward to reviewing his public testimony during the nomination process.”