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Trump announced he was nominating Denver’s Appellate Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February.
To view a video and transcript of both Trump’s and Gorsuch’s remarks, as provided by the New York Times, click HERE.
President Barrack Obama had named Merrick Garland as Scalia’s replacement and the GOP Senate refused to consider him. Gorsuch received his law degree, as a classmate of Barack Obama, at Harvard Law School in 1971.
Democrats are expected to play tit for tat on this appointment and are like to filibuster. However, Republicans then could trigger the so-called Nuclear Option, which would require only a 51-vote majority to confirm Gorsuch.
Gorsuch, 49, Gorsuch is a conservative whose views closely mirror those of Scalia, who has been portrayed as “a Lion of the law.”
Gorsuch has impressive credentials. To view his official biography, as provided by the White House, click HERE.
Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court after the nomination of Neil Gorsuch was announced. Many carried pre-printed signs stating “NEIL GORSUCH: Extreme and Dangerous.”
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