Murkowski Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court:

“I am pleased with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and I look forward to meeting with him and discussing issues of importance to Alaskans. With Judge Gorsuch, western states like Alaska get an individual who understands our lives and lifestyles. He is respected by legal scholars across ideological boundaries and is an originalist and textualist in the model of Justice Scalia. There is no quarrel about his extraordinary intellect, his compelling style of writing, and his commitment to justice. I particularly support Gorsuch in his belief that we must reconsider the Chevron doctrine, which provides that when a regulation is challenged in court, the court must defer to the agency’s interpretation of its own regulation. We share the same belief that the scales should not be tilted in favor of federal agencies when citizens challenge regulations. Those challenging federal actions deserve a level playing field, and I believe they will get that with Judge Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. I give credit to President Trump on this strong nominee.”