Trump Nominates Gorsuch To Supreme Court: I Promised To Select A Representative Of Our Constitution
“President Trump announces his nominee for Associate Justice for Supreme Court of the United States.
“When he was nominated to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, he was confirmed by the Senate unanimously. Also — that’s unanimous, can you believe that? Nowadays, with what’s going on?” Trump said.
“I only hope that both Democrats and Republicans can come together for once for the good of the country,” Trump said Wednesday night.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: When Justice Scalia passed away suddenly last February, I made a promise to the American people: If I were elected president, I would find the very best judge in the country for the Supreme Court. I promised to select someone who respects our laws and is representative of our Constitution and who loves our Constitution and someone who will interpret them as written.
This may be the most transparent judicial selection process in history. Months ago as a candidate, I publicly presented a list of brilliant and accomplished people to the American electorate and pledged to make my choice from among that list. Millions of voters said this was the single most important issue to them when they voted for me for president.
I am a man of my word. I will do as I say, something that the American people have been asking for from Washington for a very, very long time. Today I am keeping another promise to the American people by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Supreme Court to be of the United States Supreme Court.
So was that a surprise? Was it?” Please read on: