On Tuesday night, President Trump kept his promise to nominate a conservative jurist, Neil Gorsuch, as the next Supreme Court Justice.
“Neil Gorsuch will make an outstanding Supreme Court justice,” Heritage President Jim DeMint said, “because he has a clear record that shows he will follow the Constitution and uphold the rule of law.”
Politico credits Heritage’s John Malcolm with “put[ting] together an influential early list of potential replacements for Justice Antonin Scalia, which Trump credited for helping guide his thinking.”
Neil Gorsuch will need to be confirmed by the Senate to become the next Supreme Court Justice. Even though he was unanimously confirmed to the federal bench in 2006, liberals today are threatening to block him.
Jim DeMint explains:
Senate Democrats have already signaled they will mount a partisan filibuster against anyone nominated, but this issue was front and center in last year’s election, and the American people gave Donald Trump and a new Senate majority a mandate to choose Justice Scalia’s replacement.
Heritage experts have laid out a plan lawmakers can use to overcome the filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee — without having to resort to the “nuclear option” that eliminates the filibuster entirely. By enforcing the “two-speech rule,” Heritage’s James Wallner and Ed Corrigan explain, “the support of a simple majority of the members present and voting is sufficient for confirmation.”
Curious to know more about Neil Gorsuch and his judicial philosophy? Heritage expert John Malcolm takes a closer look at who Neil Gorsuch is and why his nomination is good for conservatives.
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