FEBRUARY 06, 2017
After President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, I issued this statement:
President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is a victory for Americans who are fed up with corrupt judicial activism. The judicial branch needs as much draining as the rest of the federal government swamp. President Trump avoided the temptation to nominate yet another politician to the Supreme Court. It is good we have a nominee who has a demonstrated record of applying the rule of law rather than legislating from the bench. The U.S. Senate should swiftly confirm him.
Even before the nomination, we had some positive things to say about Judge Gorsuch (per Newsweek ):
What the Right Is Saying
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tells Newsweek that Gorsuch fits the Scalia mold, which Trump has promised to adhere to in his replacement nominee. “I think conservatives would consider him to be an exciting pick. I think it’s fair to say he’s a leader in terms of conservative jurisprudence and I think he quickly would become a strong voice on the court for his constitutional approach to decision making,” he says.
He adds, “Of the finalists that have been reported, I just don’t see any running into any opposition that would be significant enough that would derail their nomination.”
Judge Gorsuch, though likely to be confirmed, likely will face an attempted filibuster from Democrats, who would deny him a final up-or-down vote. I encourage you to share your views on the topic with your U.S. Senators – both Democrat and Republican. You can find out who your senators are here or simply call 202-224-3121 and ask for their offices.
– Tom Fitton
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