Of all the testimonials about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, this is the one that counts in Colorado — a letter of support from former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway.
In a letter dated Monday and sent to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Elway writes that Gorsuch “has demonstrated tremendous intelligence, character and fairness” as a federal appeals court judge based in Denver.
The letter says Gorsuch’s “credentials, integrity and sound moral compass are major reasons why he’s already received so much bipartisan support for his nomination.”
The admiration is mutual.
In his opening statement on Monday, Gorsuch said: “In Colorado today there is God and John Elway and Peyton Manning.”
Elway is general manager of the Broncos and revered after the football team won the Super Bowl in February 2016.