WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch after meeting with him this morning:

“Judge Gorsuch and I had an engaging and productive meeting, and I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss a number of important issues with him. I expressed my belief that the job of a Supreme Court justice is to fairly and impartially apply the law, and to protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, not to legislate from the bench.  I believe that is exactly what he will do should he be confirmed to this important position. Judge Gorsuch has an outstanding record as a fair-minded, independent, and universally-respected judge, and, after today's meeting, I join others in offering him my support.”

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