As Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court began Monday in Washington, Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway threw his support behind the Denver native.
“Neil is a big Denver Broncos fan, and I can tell you that I’m a big fan of his,” Elway continued in the letter to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was tweeted by Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Peter Marcus. “I look forward to having Neil Gorsuch, one of our own from the great state of Colorado, as the next Supreme Court Justice.”
Patrick Smyth, the Broncos’ VP of public relations, clarified Monday that Elway’s letter was written on the Hall of Fame quarterback’s personal letterhead, which happens to feature a Denver Broncos logo at the top and the address of the team’s executive offices in the left margin. Smyth tweeted that Elway’s endorsement is independent of the team.
Elway attended Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and was at a dinner for donors hosted by Trump the night before.