Tonight, President Trump has officially announced that Coloradan Neil Gorsuch is his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly as a sitting justice. Here are a few facts about Gorsuch, in case the name is not familiar to you, PeakNation™.
Fact 1: It’s going to be tough for Democrats to vote against the guy. In 2006, Gorsuch was unanimously confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Fact 2: The Denver Post supports his nomination, saying in an editorial: “…In considering Gorsuch’s body of work and reputation – and, yes, we like his ties to Colorado as well – we hope Trump gives him the nod.”
Fact 3: Reigning Godfather of the Democratic Party here in Colorado and Hillary Clinton confidante, Ken Salazar, praised Gorsuch’s “sense of fairness and impartiality that is a keystone of being a judge.” So, we assume the former Secretary of the Interior will not come out swinging against Gorsuch this time either. Right?
Fact 4: Gorsuch should have bipartisan support this go-around because he had such strong bipartisan support during his first confirmation. In fact, the following Democrats supported his nomination in 2006: Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Barack Obama (D-IL), Joe Biden (D-DE), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Ted Kennedy (D-MA). Sen. Schumer, we assume you’re good with this pick?
Fact 5: Even the uber-liberal Boulder Daily Camera likes the guy. Here’s what the paper wrote yesterday: “widely respected among his disproportionately liberal peers, colleagues and students in Boulder, who describe him as brilliant, thoughtful and charming.” If the Daily Camera likes the guy, don’t you think you could, too, Sen. Bennet?
Nonetheless, we certainly expect liberals in the U.S. Senate to continue their childish behavior from earlier today in delaying the confirmation of key cabinet nominees, and, now, Judge Gorsuch. But we’d love to be pleasantly surprised once in a while.
Oh, and congratulations to Judge Gorsuch on a nomination rightly earned.