President Donald Trump has picked Judge Neil Gorsuch for his Supreme Court nominee
"Millions of voters said this was the single most important issue for them when they voted for me for president," Trump said. "I am a man of my word."
"Today I am keeping another promise to the American people by nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court."
Gorsuch stood out from the crowd among Trump’s 21 potential justices for several reasons. His academic credentials were impeccable: Columbia University, Harvard Law School (where he was in Barack Obama's graduating class) and a doctorate in legal philosophy from Oxford. He clerked not just for one Supreme Court justice but two: fellow Coloradoan Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed, he would be the first former clerk to serve alongside the justice he served.
"It is an extraordinary resume. As good as it gets," Trump said.
"The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute," Trump said. "I only hope that Democrats and Republicans can come together for one, for the good of the country."