Rep. Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley, who represents Barstow in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday issued the following statement on President Trump’s intention to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court:

“Judge Gorsuch is an outstanding choice for the Supreme Court. I’m extremely impressed with his background and am confident he will be a superb independent voice on the court. I’m confident Judge Gorsuch will not legislate from the bench, and will help restore the parameters for the courts as envisioned by our country’s founders. When he was appointed in 2006 to serve on 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, he received unanimous Senate support. Judge Gorsuch is a worthy replacement for Judge Antonin Scalia, and he should do well to help restore faith in the highest court of the land.”