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Donald Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as his supreme court nomination – as it happened
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Donald Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as his supreme court nomination – as it happened

by firstsource newsFebruary 1, 2017

Gorsuch named in live broadcast as president’s pick for supreme court vacancy

4.58am GMT

A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge.

one of the most mainstream, respected, and exceptionally qualified supreme court nominees in American history.

I hope members of the Senate will … show him fair consideration and respect the result of the recent election with an up-or-down vote on his nomination.

The burden is on Judge Neil Gorsuch to prove himself to be within the legal mainstream … Given his record, I have very serious doubts about Judge Gorsuch’s ability to meet this standard.

4.36am GMT

[Edit: this post originally included a tweet reportedly featuring Gorsuch in a Columbia yearbook; it has been removed so we can check its veracity.]

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