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LISTEN NOW! During the time that Donald Trump campaigned for his Presidency, the open position for the next Supreme Court Justice was a very high priority and he spoke often about that. Now that day has come, and he has not only fulfilled his obligation of nominating the next Supreme Court Justice, but he also highlighted just how high of a concern this is by doing this only days after taking the role of President.
When President Trump sat down with CBN News’ David Brody, Brody asked him about the list of nominees that was being narrowed down, and what was the specific “bottom-line factor” of this choice. President Trump stated, “Well I think it’s also who is going to get approved?”. The President continued to point out, “the vetting process is very strong”. As he spoke about who he was considering, he highlighted “I think evangelicals, Christians will love my pick, and will be represented very fairly”. As it turns out, President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuchto be the next Supreme Court Justice.
The President spoke about how high of a priority this has been for him in his opening remarksas he announced the nomination. “I made a promise to the American people, if I were elected President, I would find the very best judge, in the country, for the Supreme Court. I promised to select someone who respects our laws and is represented of our Constitution, and who loves our Constitution, and someone who will interpret them as written.” The President continued to point out how he has fulfilled his promises. “I am a man of my word. I will do as I say, Something that the American people have been asking for, from Washington for a very very long time.”
As the President pointed out the extensive resume that makes up Neil Gorsuch’s experience, it can be seen why he was selected. He completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia, his law degree at Harvard, and his doctorate at Oxford. If these achievements were not significant enough, he graduated from each of these with honors. After schooling, he not only clerked for a Supreme Court Justice, he was able to clerk for two different Supreme Court Justices; Justice Byron White and Justice Anthony Kennedy. These are unprecedented achievements on their own, putting them together in one raises the bar to even higher levels.
With this type of educational experience, the President points out what struck him with even more interest. “He could have had any job at any law firm for any amount of money, but what he wanted to do with his career was to be a judge to write decisions, to make an impact by upholding our laws in our Constitution.”
As Gorsuch began to speak he understood that there has been countless men and women that have poured into him, giving him a depth of insight and knowledge as he learned from their experiences and shared wisdom. He wasted no time as he began to acknowledge those.
“For the last decade, I’ve worked as a Federal Judge in a court that spans six western states, serving about 20% of the Continental United States and about 18 million people. The men and women I’ve worked with on every level in our circuit are an inspiration to me.
I’ve watched them fearlessly tending to the rule of law, enforcing the promises of our Constitution, and living out daily their judicial oaths to administer justice equally to rich and poor alike; following the law as they find it and without respect to their personal political beliefs. I think of them tonight.”
We have been tirelessly praying for our Supreme Court since 2009 asking God to move upon the Judicial Branch of our government. It is truly an exciting and monumental moment to see this taking place. It is beautiful to see an individual that recognizes the role of Supreme Court Justice as one who enforces the law and not one that makes law as we have seen being done in the past.
As the President has made this nomination official, Justice Gorsuch is not appointed to the Supreme Court just yet. He now has to pass bipartisan confirmation in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. As we see this momentous occasion taking place, continue to not only lift up our government, but also Justice Gorsuch that his nomination would be confirmed. Be encouraged as you see the President being open about his promises and his fulfillments of those promises and the full statements from Justice Gorsuch, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Law of the land, prayers, legislation, congress, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, elastic interpretation, lawyers, bench, Antonin Scalia, and U.S. Constitution. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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