Former Colorado Judge, Neil Gorsuch, has recently taken an oath to become the newest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump has wholeheartedly endorsed him saying that he is “truly great.”
He will be the 113th justice to serve in the highest court in the United States. Mr. Gorsuch says that he is “humbled” by his life appointment, at only 49-years old.
President Donald Trump also was overheard bragging that he made all this possible in his first 100 days, quipping “You think that was easy?”
There are many cases that are currently in the works right now, including some decisions about homosexuality, religion, gun control and President Trump’s ban on Muslim-majority countries, that Mr. Gorsuch’s opinion could really stir the pot in the Republican direction.
At one point during Neil Gorsuch’s Rose Garden swearing-in ceremony, Donald Trump thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “for all he did to make this achievement possible”.
The thanks were certainly well earned. Mr McConnell quite possibly did more than any other US senator in history to ensure his party’s nominee was confirmed to the Supreme Court. He defied tradition in holding the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat vacant for nearly a year so Democrat Barack Obama couldn’t get his man on the court. He then reversed more than half a century of precedent by abandoning the filibuster rule and allowing Mr Gorsuch a straight majority vote.
With Mr Gorsuch on the high court Mr Trump has fulfilled a campaign promise that was instrumental to his election last autumn.