Now, President Obama has to make a decision. He can either propose a nominee who can win over the majority in the Senate or defer his choice to the voters, who in November will elect a new President and a new Senate, which will be responsible for confirming a nominee who will provide balance to the Supreme Court.

There's an old saying in politics: You never run the same race twice. Democrats are running the same race three, four, five times. It's an old ploy, and Coloradans see through it.

Sen. Udall can only talk about one thing: He's a social issues warrior.

I don't think Donald Trump is going to be our nominee.

Ted Cruz caught the momentum in Wisconsin that I think that Donald Trump thought was his and his alone.

Guantanamo Bay is a facility that I think should be utilized by the United States for detainees, say, out of Syria.

I think the American people aren't looking for loyalty amongst candidates to other candidates. What the American people are looking for is loyalty to the American people.

Republicans have always talked about having a big tent, but it doesn't do any good if the tent doesn't have any chairs in it. Bringing Latinos to the forefront, bringing women in is absolutely critical.

I oppose the personhood amendment. Years ago I'd said that I'd supported it - it was the wrong idea. Looking at it, talking to people of Colorado, I don't support it.

Senator Udall focused his entire campaign as a social-issues warrior, and that was rejected by the people of Colorado, who embraced our plan of creating jobs and opportunity, growing energy independence, looking at education opportunities for the future, and making sure we're focused on protecting this great Colorado environment.

While our nation's attention is rightly focused on the Middle East, the North Korean threat has grown exponentially, while there seems to be a falling asleep, so to speak, at the switch when it comes to North Korea.

I have signed the personhood petition. I have taken the petitions to my church and circulating into my church. And I have a legislative record that backs up my support for life.

I think people need to be treated with respect, and that's what we've demanded from everyone.

I'm not going to speculate about legislation that I haven't seen before.

The idea we would create some kind of religious test for entry into the country is absolutely wrong.

What's the difference between me and Mark Udall on contraception? I believe the pill ought to be available over the counter, around the clock, without a prescription. Cheaper and easier for you.

I do not support legislation that would ban birth control.

We have antiquated policies that were put in place in the 1970s that prohibit us from exporting our crude oil, yet we have allies around the globe asking the United States to provide them with a stable supply of energy.

We have a responsibility to be responsible stewards of tax dollars.

We hear people talk about putting a price on carbon, but they won't talk about how much that price of carbon is.

We just can't stay in a safe Republican seat and sit back and watch while this country goes down the wrong path.

America is a nation of laws, and it is wrong for Congresswoman Markey to propose bending the rules for a group of people whose first act in this country was to break the law.

There is no doubt that pollution contributes to the climate changing around us, but what I refuse to do is support a climate tax bill like Waxman/Markey put in place that would have cost farmers and ranchers in the state, that would cost small business the opportunity to grow, that would increase that bills that families pay, $1,700 a year.

The president named Obama is probably not going to repeal the bill that's named after him.

The Keystone Pipeline would create good-paying jobs. Not only where the pipeline is being built, good-paying construction jobs, but manufacturing and service opportunities in Colorado along with the Keystone Pipeline.

We're doing everything we can to solidify my base of support in the 4th Congressional district.

We must pursue immigration reform - it's something we have to do, something that starts with border security.

To say that we should engage in some hypothetical about, 'Will I vote for Trump,' that's defeatist. I'm not going to be a defeatist.

As a result of the strategic patience policy, we now have North Korea testing four times an atomic weapon; they've violated numerous United Nations sanctions, U.S. sanctions by launching ballistic missile tests.

Hemp has the potential to be a major boon to Colorado agriculture, giving farmers another viable and profitable option for their fields.

I am glad that our country is starting to have a serious conversation about how to repair our broken immigration system - it is long overdue.

Any immigration-reform effort must begin first with border security and enforcement of the law.

Let's put Coloradans in charge; let's put Westerners in charge of the West.

The overwhelming majority of Coloradans don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States or Colorado.

We're thinking of creating a board of experts across the sectors of industry, to identify successful programs and to make recommendations about programs that are working and aren't working.

Perhaps the CDC should quit spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening, and massage therapy and direct that money to where it's appropriate in protecting the health of the American people.

I've learned to listen. I don't get everything right the first time.

Every member of the Senate has a constitutional duty to follow the Constitution and to uphold the Constitution.

I've tried to convince members of my party that we should not allow the hair on the backs of our necks to bristle every time somebody mentions renewable energy.

Nobody expected Darryl Glenn to win, and he's won every time.

There's a real question of what the United States could do if we detain somebody out of Syria right now.

This isn't a Republican issue. This isn't a Democrat issue. This is something that both parties and people around the country have agreed to. They don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States.

We would create thousands of jobs in Colorado if the Keystone Pipeline were to be built.

I'm not going to defend Sen. Udall's failed record.

I think Republicans are going to do better than Hillary Clinton any time of the day.

The fact is, our men and women in uniform, the bravest in the world, did everything they could to protect this country from a terror threat and to protect others from the terror threat that was Saddam Hussein. And nobody can deny that we are in a better place because Saddam Hussein is dead.

We can't disrespect people for having a different opinion.

There's no time, place, or purpose of a government shutdown or default.

If China is doing business with a company that ends up putting money back into proliferation activities, then we'll sanction that company and China.