Transcript for Neil Gorsuch gets personal at confirmation hearing
Sitting here I'm acutely aware my own imperfections. I pledge to you Tribune the American people. If I'm confirmed. How do all my powers permit. To be a faithful servant the constitution and laws of this great nation mr. chairman I could not even attempt to do this. Without Luis. My wife of more than twenty years. Sacrifices she has me. And are open and giving part. It beat me in all. Love you so much. We sort of off and a place very different than this one. Tiny apartment. But was show for. When Louise his mother first came to visit she was concerned by the conditions understandably. As I headed out the door to work. I'll never forget her whispering to her daughter in a voice I think intended to be just loud enough for meeting here. Are you sure he's really a lawyer. My teenage daughters watching out west. Beating chickens for the county fair. Devising ways to keep our determined pet goat out of the garden. Building a semi functional ply board hover craft for science fair. Writing eight hours through Wyoming snowstorm. With high school debaters in the back arguing the whole way. These are just a few of my very favorite memories. I love you girls and possibly. My parents and grandparents. Are no longer with us but there's no question on whose shoulders I stand. My mom was one of the first women graduates of the University of Colorado wall school. As the first female assistant district attorney in Denver she helped the program to pursued deadbeat dads. In her idea of day care sometimes meant I got to spend the day wandering the halls or tagging along behind the police officers. I want to thank my friends. So many of whom are here. Liberals and conservatives and independents from every kind of background and belief. Many hundreds. Of Britain this committee on my back. I'm truly touched by their support. If in their forming always. Not least when we recently lost my uncle Jack. Hero of mine. And a lifelong episcopal priest. You gave the benediction I took an oath as a judge eleven years ago. I confess I was hoping he might offer this in the prayers. As it is an abuse my.
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