President Donald Trump is set to officially unveil his much-anticipated Supreme Court pick at 8 p.m. EST tonight.
But it appears the verdict is in early.
This is a mega bombshell, as big or bigger than Trump’s executive order that targets Obamacare, though maybe not any more earth-shattering than the order that confirmed the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Everyone has been waiting on this pick, after all, and after months and months of discussion and deliberation, Trump is hours away from naming his selection…and one source claims to know it early.
According to a breaking report at Independent Journal Review, “two high-ranking administration sources have confirmed” that the pick is none other than…
..wait for it…
Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch was on Trump’s short list for the appointment after meeting with the new President after the 2016 election. As for the source in question, here’s a direct quote that should solidify things:
“Yes. It is Gorsuch. 100 percent. The Hardiman thing is a head fake.”
Hardiman was the other judge Trump was considering but a second source has also confirmed Gorsuch, so it looks like the news is solid. This would make Gorsuch one of the youngest SCOTUS appointments in U.S. history at age 49.
If you want to learn a bit more about him, here’s this from Politico:
“Gorsuch has the typical pedigree of a high court justice. He graduated from Columbia, Harvard and Oxford, clerked for two Supreme Court justices and did a stint at the Department of Justice.”
Gorsuch served in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush, too, and he has praised late Justice Antonin Scalia’s dedication to “textualism,” or basically the interpretation of laws based on the actual text, as opposed to lawmakers “deciphering” said text.
As he said after Scalia passed away:
“Judges should instead strive, if humanly and so imperfectly, to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be.”
So, what do you think of Trump’s pick, America? Now, let’s get moving on approving Sessions and the rest of Trump’s great cabinet…we’re looking at you, Democrats!
Source: Independent Journal Review