Earlier today President Trump called his top two nominees for the Supreme Court to the White House.
Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch and Pennsylvania Judge Thomas Hardiman were both conveyed to the White House earlier today to meet with President Trump. While some joked that the President was holding a “boardroom” session like the ones he became famous for on his television show, the reason for calling both likely had more to do with the president wanting to assure both men that they were excellent applicants for the job.
However, according to the Independent Journal Review President Trump has selected Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Two high-ranking administration sources have confirmed to Independent Journal Review that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick is Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch…
Speaking on background, an administration source instrumental to the SCOTUS selection process tells IJR, “Yes. It is Gorsuch. 100 percent. The Hardiman thing is a head fake.” Thomas Hardiman is the other Judge Trump was considering for the vacancy, who is also in Washington, D.C.
A second source within the Trump administration confirmed IJR’s reporting.
The source claims that Judge Gorsuch will join the president Tuesday night at the White House at 8 PM for the announcement.
Here’s what Politico had to say about Gorsuch:
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.
He attended Harvard Law with former President Barack Obama. On Tuesday, Obama’s former ethics czar, Norm Eisen, another classmate, tweeted: “Hearing rumors Trump’s likely Supreme Court pick is Neil Gorsuch, my (and President Obama’s!) 1991 Harvard Law classmate.If so, a great guy!”
The real appeal of Gorsuch nomination is he’s likely to be the most effective conservative nominee in terms of winning over Anthony Kennedy and forging conservative decisions on the court,” said Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center. “He’s unusual for his memorable writing style, the depth of his reading and his willingness to rethink constitutional principles from the ground up. Like Justice Scalia, he sometimes reaches results that favor liberals when he thinks the history or text of the Constitution or the law require it, especially in areas like criminal law or the rights of religious minorities, but unlike Scalia he’s less willing to defer to regulations and might be more willing to second-guess Trump’s regulatory decision.”
President Trump plans to announce his choice tonight at 8pm! Check back here to make sure…