Trump Picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court 0

President Donald Trump selected 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday evening as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant for nearly a full year by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February.

Trump, who promised along the campaign trail to select a judge “in the mold of Scalia,” made the announcement from the East Room of the White House just after 8 p.m. in Washington.

“This has been the most transparent and most important Supreme Court selection process in the history of our country, and I wanted the American people to have a voice in this nomination,” Trump said. “Judge Gorsuch has a superb intellect, an unparalleled legal education, and a commitment to interpreting the Constitution according to its text.”

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