Even though Trump is not expected to formally announce his pick for SCOTUS, word has leaked out and we already know who it is going to be!
According to the Independent Journal Review, Trump’s pick is Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch is a constitutionalist and was a member of the Justice Department under President G.W. Bush.
Gorsuch will be one of the youngest SCOTUS appointees in American history, as he is currently 49. He went to Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford. He also served in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Denver’s 10th district.
In the past, Gorsuch has stated which decisions he would make if he was ever appointed to the Supreme Court and has praised Justice Antonin Scalia and the way he interpreted laws by the text itself and not the “intent” behind it. He mourned Scalia’s death as the two appeared to be friends.
“Judges should instead strive, if humanly and so imperfectly, to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be,” Gorsuch stated after Scalia’s passing.
As a constitutionalist like Ted Cruz, Gorsuch strives to keep the original meaning in mind when looking into and interpreting the U.S. Constitution. He wants to uphold the document that the Founding Fathers created and not interpret it in a way that suits a liberal narrative.
Once again, Donald Trump has picked a top contender for a high government position, showing that the American people chose right in electing Trump over Hillary Clinton. People are very confident about Gorsuch — he has a lot of experience and qualifications that make him perfect for the position.
This nomination is something that is impressing many Trump supporters because Gorsuch sides with religious liberty. He has supported the positions of companies like Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor, which disagreed with Obamacare’s mandate on contraception.
“Judge Gorsuch has a record of ruling in a way that does not reflect Colorado values on reproductive rights. This is a pro-choice state that supports the constitutional right to abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy enshrined in Griswold v. Connecticut — beliefs that are contradicted in Judge Gorsuch’s ruling in Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters,” stated NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado executive director Karen Middleton, via The Denver Post.
This is something that will infuriate liberals but will make a lot of conservatives back him. There are also a lot of pro-life people throughout the country, and having this man in our Supreme Court could make a vast difference on abortion rulings.
Hopefully, there will not be too much of a fight in getting him into the position — we need people like him in our country now more than ever. Donald Trump is already making decisions that are benefiting the American people even if the liberals disagree, and Gorsuch will help us make America great again!
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