Fulfilling yet another campaign promise for his first 100 days in office, Pres. Donald Trump has nominated federal judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia unexpectedly passed away last February.
Gorsuch was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by Pres. George W. Bush on May 10, 2006 and was confirmed by a unanimous voice vote.
SCOTUS blog, in an earlier profile of Judge Gorsuch notes “his background is filled with sterling legal and academic credentials.”
Now, however, in a purely partisan effort, the same senate Democrats who joined in giving Judge Gorsuch unanimous approval to the federal appellate bench are posed to attempt to scuttle his Supreme Court nomination.
It’s worthy of note, that while in the U.S. Senate Barack Obama voted against Bush Supreme Court appointees John Roberts and Samuel Alito, both of whom were confirmed.