We’ve written many times about how crucial Trump’s choices will be in regards to the sanctity of this Republic, and who he chooses for the Supreme Court is the most important choice of all. Trump recognized that when he floated his potential list several months ago. That person will have the enormous task of filling Justice Scalia’s shoes. Remember this?
— Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) June 25, 2015
And this painful schooling of Senator Dianne Feinstein regarding the 14th Amendment?
So yes, whomever is nominated is hopefully one who is as as much of a Constitutional Defender as Justice Scalia was. As Jodi pointed out this morning, President Trump narrowed the field to two specific candidates; Judge Neil Gorsuch, Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit since 2006, and Judge Thomas Hardiman, Pittsburg, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Interestingly, both potential nominees were easily confirmed to their current positions with no pushback from the Democrats. Perhaps that’s one reason why Dems are reconsidering their current stance on potential SCOTUS nominees. Maybe it’s because they know Republicans plan to gut the filibuster and deploy their own nuclear option back at them? Then again, Democrats are known for playing the long game…and we would do well to remember that with this nomination and any future nominations that may happen.
And the nomination goes to Judge Neil Gorsuch.
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