Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s announcement of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States:
“President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is a major step in the right direction in defining his presidency and moving the Supreme Court away from dangerous and destructive judicial activism. It is good to see the President nominate someone who will follow the rule of law rather than legislate from the bench.
“Americans want the Supreme Court to respect the Constitution and not make decisions based on a personal ideological agenda and identity politics. President Trump’s nominee will help return the High Court to the prerequisites of original intent rather than subjective and transient policy preferences.
“In Michele Gorman’s Jan. 27 profile piece on Neil Gorsuch for Newsweek magazine, Fitton provided the following:
“‘Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tells Newsweek that Gorsuch fits the Scalia mold, which Trump has promised to adhere to in his replacement nominee.'”