Judge Neil Gorsuch gave his wife an emotional thank you during his Monday Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Near the beginning of his opening statement, Gorsuch stated he “could not attempt to do this without Louise, [his] wife of more than 20 years.”
“The sacrifices she has made and her open and giving heart leave me in awe,” he stated before embracing her. “I love you so much.”
“We started off in a place very different from this one — tiny apartment — with little to show for it,” he continued. “When Louise’s mother first came to visit, she was concerned by the conditions understandably.”
“As I headed out to the door to work, I’ll never forget her whispering to her daughter in a voice intended to be just loud enough for me to hear, ‘are you sure he’s really a lawyer?'”