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President Donald Trump did something rare in Washington — he kept a campaign promise.
Even more of an anomaly, he nominated someone social conservatives can celebrate.
Trump chose Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat as well as his legacy — and that’s vitally important.
When Scalia passed away last year, the 2016 election became about one thing: who would fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court?
Then-candidate Hillary Clinton promised a pick that would be pro-abortion, never mentioning the Constitution…yikes!
Trump promised to pick someone who was in line with Scalia, and on Thursday night he delivered on that promise…”big league.”
Gorsuch is highly qualified and well-respected judge with a record of protecting religious liberty, the separation of powers, and is an originalist in “the mold of Justice Scalia,” as Trump has said many times of his pick.
When Trump announced his pick, most people asked the same question I did, who is he?
Here is what you need to know, via The Federalist:
Gorsuch, 49, was appointed to the Tenth Circuit in 2006 by President George W. Bush. His nomination generated little controversy, and he was confirmed with a voice vote by the U.S. Senate. A graduate of Columbia, Harvard Law, and Oxford universities, he is praised for his eloquent legal prose and intellectual gifts, and is heralded by conservatives for his textualist and orginalist interpretations of the Constitution.
and the Conservative Review:
He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University in New York, got his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and then earned his doctorate from Oxford after studying under the titanic legal philosopher and natural lawyer John Finnis.
He knows the struggles of being a conservative on a liberal college campus
He’s no fan of over-litigation
He’s pro-term limits (or at least was during the Bush 41 administration)
He’s literally written a book on life issues
He’s also a rock star on federal regulations administrative law
He’s no fan of over-criminalization
He pulls no punches on due process rights
And based on what experts and colleagues have said so far, he’s an incredible pick.
Gorsuch has Senator Ted Cruz’s seal of approval, as he revealed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and Cruz promised that he would get approved one way or another.
In the same hour, Judge Andrew Napolitano said, “I’m ecstatic over this. [Gorsuch] is probably the most worthy jurist in the country to fill the shoes of Antonin Scalia.”
But not everyone feels this way.
Now we watch as Democrats publicly display how radical and fringe they have become.
By all means, Dems, keep it up. At this rate, you’re only increasing Trump’s chances of getting a second SCOTUS nominee.
In the meantime, the rest of America is just glad Hillary Clinton wasn’t the one making the decision today.
Watch the historic moment below: