"My meeting with Judge Roberts today only furthered my high opinion of him and my confidence in his ability to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court," Thune said. "This is a man of high moral character and sound legal judgment, who has a profound respect for the Constitution and the role he is ready to assume. I look forward to voting to confirm Judge Roberts this week and to the fine service he will provide the nation and the Court for years to come."
Sen. Thune requested the meeting with Judge Roberts. The Senate is expected to vote on Judge Roberts' confirmation Thursday.