Indiana’s senators meet with Supreme Court nominee

President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, in a meeting with Sen. Todd Young Monday. Photo provided by Young’s office.

By Deonta Larkins

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, met with President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch earlier this week.

Young, in a press release, said he and Gorsuch agreed that, “it is not the job of the judge to override the decisions of ‘we the people’, but through their elected representatives, to come up with the rules we live by.”

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch over Supreme Court nomination. Photo provided by Donnelly’s office,

Young, a Republican, said he and Gorsuch had a 45-minute discussion. The Supreme Court nominee is meeting with senators in Washington D.C.

Donnelly, a Democrat, said in a press release that he and Gorsuch had a thoughtful conversation. He had a chance to ask Gorsuch questions, discuss his views on the role of Supreme Court and his experience on the federal bench.

“I take my responsibility seriously to consider judicial nominees, including to the Supreme Court. As I have said, part of my job as Senator is to meet, consider, debate, and vote on judicial nominations,” Donnelly said in a statement.

Gorsuch is currently a judge on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Colorado. At 49, he is in position to become the youngest justice since Clarence Thomas, who was appointed in 1991.

If approved by the Senate, Gorsuch will take the vacant spot in the Supreme Court left by Antonin Scalia, who died last February.

Deonta Larkins is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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