Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you.
Thank you very much. It is both an honor and very humbling to be nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Before I became a judge, my law practice consisted largely of arguing cases before the court. That experience left me with a profound appreciation for the role of the court in our constitutional democracy and a deep regard for the court as an institution.
I always got a lump in my throat whenever I walked up those marble steps to argue a case before the court, and I don't think it was just from the nerves.
I am very grateful for the confidence the president has shown in nominating me, and I look forward to the next step in the process before the United States Senate.
Washinton Post has published the text of remarks by Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions: