Democrats and Republicans Quick to React to Trump Picking Gorsuch for SCOTUS
Congressional Democrats and Republicans were quick to react to President Trump picking Neil Gorsuch to be his Supreme Court nominee.
Conservatives have been very encouraged by the pick of Gorsuch, considering him to be in the mold of Antonin Scalia, and Republicans all praised the decision:
Thank you @POTUS, Like Scalia, Judge Gorsuch is a well-respected textualist who believes in upholding the fundamentals of our Constitution.
— RepKevinBrady (@RepKevinBrady) February 1, 2017
I congratulate President Trump for nominating a conservative jurist with outstanding credentials and experience to the Supreme Court.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 1, 2017
I wholeheartedly applaud President Trump for nominating Judge Gorsuch: https://t.co/nJ2kxct3vM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 1, 2017
Judge Gorsuch is a tremendous pick for the Supreme Court and I look forward to doing everything I can to ensure he is confirmed by Senate.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) February 1, 2017
An excellent choice! https://t.co/IPbNaowooz
— Rep. Bradley Byrne (@RepByrne) February 1, 2017
If you created a nominee from scratch with the goal of filling Scalia's large shoes, such a nominee would look a lot like Neil Gorsuch.
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) February 1, 2017
I am thrilled that POTUS nominated Judge Gorsuch. We need a Justice who will adhere to the Constitution, and he will do just that.
— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch has shown a reliable &humble devotion to the rule of law-I'm confident in his dedication to the values Justice Scalia upheld #SCOTUS
— Rep. Steve Womack (@rep_stevewomack) February 1, 2017
While we can never truly replace Justice Antonin Scalia, in Judge Neil Gorsuch @POTUS has chosen an exceptional and principled conservative.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 1, 2017
a tremendous pick by the President. pic.twitter.com/Ox5YjoSzSC
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 1, 2017
As for the Democrats, well, this statement in the DNC sums it up pretty well:
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) February 1, 2017
And congressional Democrats in general are none too pleased:
America needs to know whether #SCOTUSnominee Judge Gorsuch will show more respect for women, Muslims, & voters than the Pres. nominating him
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 1, 2017
— Rep. Betty McCollum (@BettyMcCollum04) February 1, 2017
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) February 1, 2017
Judge Gorsuch is not a moderate like Merrick Garland. Senate Dems MUST reject and filibuster, if necessary, Trump's Supreme Court nominee. pic.twitter.com/N1xsXXVnV5
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch will jeopardize women, collective bargaining, the environment, campaign finance reform, LGBT rights, voter access, & more.
— Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch represents a breathtaking retreat from the notion that Americans have fundamental Constitutional rights.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) February 1, 2017
I am troubled by the nomination of Judge Gorsuch and will fight to ensure the voice of the American people is heard in this process.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 1, 2017
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) February 1, 2017
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