Washington, D.C.-The Republican Party of Texas released the following statement from Chairman Tom Mechler regarding Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“In his hearing today, Judge Neil Gorsuch showed Texans and Americans alike that he is a conservative constitutionalist who believes in upholding the rule of law. His principled judicial approach was on full display while fielding questions from Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz,” said Mechler. “It’s unfortunate that the Democrats are playing politics with our next Supreme Court Justice, but today they failed to land a single punch. We remain confident that under the leadership of Senators Cornyn and Cruz, Texans will see an admirable replacement to Justice Scalia on the bench of the United States Supreme Court. ”