Neil Gorsuch was smiling from ear to ear after this game-changing vote
Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was Donald Trump’s first significant victory in office.
Reshaping the court promised to be one of President Trump’s lasting legacies.
And now Neil Gorsuch was smiling from ear to ear after his game-changing vote.
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Donald Trump’s 100th judicial nominee.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s 100th judicial nominee Thursday, passing a symbolic threshold meant to signal the GOP’s determined push to staff the federal judiciary with conservative jurists.
As of this writing, the president has appointed 102 judges to the federal bench. That total includes 63 trial judges, 37 appeals judges and two Supreme Court justices.
“Today marks an incredible milestone as the Senate confirmed President Trump’s 100th judicial nominee,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network. “This is a big win for the country to have judges who fairly apply the law and adhere to the Constitution sitting on our nation’s most prized courts.”
Though Trump and the Senate Republican caucus have processed nominees with stunning proficiency, the administration has not yet overcome left-leaning majorities on many federal appeals courts, while a burgeoning number of trial court vacancies present a daunting challenge.
The process that began with Neil Gorsuch is now accelerating as President Trump and his allies in the Senate seek to make good on the President’s campaign promise to remake the judiciary from the activist liberal courts Barack Obama left behind into an institution that interprets the Constitution as the Founding Fathers intended.
This is also key for Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
Voters who put the Supreme Court as their number one issue broke heavily for President Trump against Hillary Clinton.
And once in office, President Trump worked hard to reward their faith.