PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --He walked into a standing ovation.
Vice President Mike Pence was greeted Saturday by around 120 members of the Federalist Society inside historic Congress Hall.
The main focus of his speech was on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
"By the grace of God and with what I know will be the tireless efforts of everyone in this room, I believe Neil Gorsuch will soon take his seat as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States," said Pence.
Pence says there's no judge more qualified to serve on the Supreme Court than Gorsuch.
WATCH: VP Mike Pence addresses the Federalist Society at Congress Hall
"After President George W. Bush nominated him to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the APA gave him an unanimous rating of well-qualified, which is the highest possible recommendation," said Pence.
He also says the judge is hard at work in Washington to gain approval of the Senate.
"He's already met with 12 senators in both political parties, and he's making himself available to meet with all 100 members of the Senate if they're willing to meet with him," said Pence.
Those at the speech Saturday also agree with his nomination.
"Judge Gorsuch is in the mainstream and at the same time he's an originality and he's a textualist, which are really important qualities," said Josh Wolson, Federalist Society.
"He's one of the biggest stars on the bench. Mainstream, brilliant, great writer," said Boyden Gray, Federalist Society.
But outside Congress Hall, opposition of Pence and Gorsuch continued.
Pence also acknowledged there could be a fight mounting in the Senate to stop Gorsuch from getting through.
"Of course, several announced opposition within minutes of his nomination, and now they're even threatening to use the filibuster procedure in the Senate to stop him," said Pence. "Make no mistake this would be an unwise and unprecedented act."
Vice President Pence also said he and President Donald Trump would do anything within their powers to prevent a filibuster from happening.