President Donald Trump delivered on his campaign trail promise that he would appoint a “pro-life” justice to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. Trump brought his two top choices to primetime television, which made for what the New York Times referred to as “The Apprentice, SCOTUS Edition.” The 45th President of the United States tamed the short-lived suspense by tabbing conservative jurist, Neil Gorsuch as the newest justice to the Supreme Court.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 1, 2017
Trump began eschewing praise for the Harvard Law grad stating, “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support. It is an extraordinary résumé — as good as it gets.”
Hope you like my nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court. He is a good and brilliant man, respected by all.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch, 49, has a history of being conservative on a number of issues. He has taken a hard stance against assisted suicide and euthanasia saying, “Human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable.” Though, he believes Obama’s birth control mandate is unconstitutional on religious grounds. According to Vox, Gorsuch has a history of fearing over-criminalization.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) February 1, 2017
Many democrats are not feeling the Supreme Court appointment, and may even try to block the nomination.
Sen. Blumenthal (D) reax:”I have deep, serious concerns about Judge Gorsuch.” Reserves right to “pursue every legal tool available” to block
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) February 1, 2017
SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch believes corporations are people. I can’t stand behind a nominee who doesn’t recognize the needs of Ohioans.
— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) February 1, 2017