On February 13, 2016 the Supreme Court of the United States lost one of its legends. Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative icon on the court, passed away. The Senate let We The People decide who would have the power to replace him. The silent majority elected Donald Trump eight months later, who would nominate Scalia’s replacement.
Needing a strong candidate to take the place of such a historic and impactful figure, President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch. With years of judicial and academic knowledge and experience, Trump could not have chosen a nominee with better credentials.
It didn’t matter if Trump had nominated Jesus himself, Democrats planned to toss mud and derail any Supreme Court nominee. In what should’ve been a larger vote margin in favor of his approval, Gorsuch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2017: three years ago today.
Three years later, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been an admirable replacement to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch’s conservative principles and keen sense for the ideals the Founders had in the Constitution has made him a rock on the bench for years to come.
If the silent majority didn’t come out to vote in the entirety that they did in 2016, the Supreme Court would’ve been cemented in Democratic ideology. A year later, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to replace former Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have already been involved in several key Supreme Court cases, where they’ve ensured common sense prevails in the highest court in the United States’ judicial system.
Over the next few years, there will inevitably be more replacements for Supreme Court justices, as several members are well into their 80’s. If Joe Biden is making the decision instead of President Trump, the court could be flipped in favor of liberal ideology for the first time in over 50 years, and be that way for the next 20 years at least.