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Idaho's D.C. Politicians React To Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch, his choice for Supreme Court associate justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

Idaho's entirely Republican political delegation in Washington DC offered kind words for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Both Senator Mike Crapo and Representative Raul Labrador praised Trump's selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy left by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Crapo, who's on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will review Gorsuch's nomination, congratulated him on the honor of being nominated and said he looked forward to meeting Gorsuch. Meanwhile, Labrador said he hoped Gorsuch would follow in the tradition of Scalia and uphold conservative principles.

Representative Mike Simpson didn't weigh in on the Supreme Court nominee.

Senator Jim Risch was invited to the White House to be present at Gorsuch's nomination announcement. He said Gorsuch has an impressive track record of defending the constitution and has a reputation as an originalist – meaning he tries to interpret the constitution in a way he believes the Framers would.

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