One of the most important decisions a President will ever make is the decision to nominate a Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
Last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to take senior status.
I was greatly honored when Justice Kennedy came to the White House to meet with me.
America is truly grateful for Justice Kennedy's lifetime of distinguished service.
He has given me a great responsibility to choose a worthy successor.
Last year, I was proud to appoint Justice Kennedy's former law clerk, Neil Gorsuch, to the Supreme Court.
Over the last year, Justice Gorsuch has embodied the most sacred principles of the Court
making impartial decisions based upon the Constitution.
In choosing Justice Kennedy's replacement, my greatest responsibility is to select a Justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written.