President Donald J. Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch (pronounced as “gohr-sutch”) to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday evening in a transparent attempt to take some heat off of his highly controversial travel ban.
Mr. Trump spent almost the entire Tuesday evening hyping his upcoming pick for the US Supreme Court up on social media, in the hopes that this might help distract people from his highly polarizing and extremely controversial refugee/immigration ban. And it actually worked, as mainstays of the US mainstream media switched their attention from the ban onto Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court pick, thus giving Mr. Trump a much needed breather.
Neil Gorsuch, 49, is an American federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (a high court located in Denver, Colorado). Mr. Gorsuch was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006 by the 43rd U.S. President, George W. Bush. Mr. Corsuch has close connections to several justices on the Supreme Court, most notably to the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Anthony Kennedy, as Mr. Gorsuch did a stint at the Supreme Court as an intern.
Mr. Gorsuch is being described as a solid conservative with a writing style and worldview highly reminiscent of those of late justice Antonin Scalia.
Mr. Gorsuch is not expected to upset the balance on the Supreme Court and is rather likely to be confirmed by the Senate as there is not much Democrats can do to thwart his confirmation.