Donald Trump announced his choice for the United States Supreme Court tonight. Neil Gorsuch is a fantastic choice. He is a conservative judge who reveres the U.S. Constitution.
CNN has the basic details:
President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Trump announced Tuesday night at the White House.
The nomination of Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal appellate judge from Colorado, gives Trump and Republicans the opportunity to confirm someone who could cement the conservative direction of the court for decades.
His selection also sets up an intense fight with Senate Democrats, still angry over the Republicans’ decision to essentially ignore former President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the empty Supreme Court seat last year.
Introducing Gorsuch, Trump said he had committed as a candidate to “find the very best judge in the country for the Supreme Court.”
“Millions of voters said this was the single most important issue for them when they voted for me for president,” Trump said. “I am a man of my word.”
“Today I am keeping another promise to the American people by nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.”
Here’s video of Trump’s announcement:
As you can see below, this choice tilts the majority of the court to conservatives:
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Here’s a video of Gorsuch speaking: