Sen. Tom Carper released a statement after President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, to serve on the Supreme Court:

“I intend to take a deep dive into Judge Gorsuch’s record in the weeks and months to come,” the statement reads.”I will evaluate Judge Gorsuch’s credentials in much the same way I evaluated dozens of judges to serve in Delaware’s highly-regarded courts. When considering judicial nominees, I look for individuals from the mainstream who can build consensus from Democrats and Republicans. I look for individuals who are bright and know the law, work hard, follow the golden rule and demonstrate excellent judgement, steady judicial temperament and an ability to build consensus on the bench.

“My Democratic colleagues will insist on a fair, open and transparent process, and I implore my Republican colleagues to remember that minority rights must be preserved to prevent further politicization of the judiciary.”