Former Justice Thomas clerk: President Trump’s Gorsuch appointment a ‘landmark’ accomplishment
Carrie Severino, former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, in her latest column for National Review says one of President Donald J. Trump’s biggest accomplishments during his first 100 days in the Oval Office is the appointment of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Assessments of a president’s first hundred days are largely a meaningless metric invented by story-hungry media. But in this case, President Trump has been able to rack up such a significant accomplishment in this short time that we can already be confident it will be remembered as one of the landmark accomplishments of his entire presidency: he appointed a superbly qualified, highly principled jurist to the Supreme Court.
To pull off a wildly successful Supreme Court confirmation in the face of unprecedented partisan opposition is hard enough. To do it starting only ten days after taking office is exceptional. But this confirmation was important for an additional reason as well: putting Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court fulfilled one of Trump’s most important campaign promises. Big-league.
President Donald J. Trump throughout the course of his presidential campaign promised to appoint someone to the Supreme Court whose record reflects faithfulness to the rule of law and a respect for the Constitution as the framers intended it. It was one of the greatest selling-points of President Trump’s entire campaign and – refreshingly – he followed through on his word. Rumor has it there will be another Supreme Court seat to fill this summer. So, stay tuned and click here to get involved and help Tea Party Patriots again urge the president to nominate another justice who respects the Constitution!