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Florida Politicians React to Trump Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

January 31, 2017 - 9:30pm

As soon as President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Tuesday evening, Florida politicians and other leaders came forward with their reaction.  

The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006, after being appointed by President George W. Bush. He once worked at the Supreme Court as a law clerk.

If approved by the Senate, Gorsuch would take the seat left vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia died last year. He would be the youngest justice since Clarence Thomas joined the court in 1991 at age 43.

Here’s what Florida officials are saying about the nomination:

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio

“Judge Gorsuch is a highly qualified, mainstream jurist, which is why he was unanimously confirmed to the circuit court by the Senate in 2006. By all accounts he has the right temperament and experience for the job, and I’m pleased to see him nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Most importantly, he is committed to the principles of original intent and judicial restraint. This is critical, because too many in the federal judiciary today believe it is appropriate for judges to invent new policies and rights instead of interpreting and defending the Constitution as it is written.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson

"I will base my decision on a full examination of Judge Gorsuch’s judicial record and his responses to senators’ questions.”

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan
"Judge Gorsuch is a terrific choice to replace former Justice Antonin Scalia. Like Justice Scalia, Judge Gorsuch is an intellectual leader who strictly interprets the constitution and does not believe in judicial activism.
“I hope his impeccable legal credentials and the fact that he was confirmed without opposition by the Senate in 2006 will lead to a fair and balanced nomination hearing in the Senate. At age 49, he is the youngest nominee in 25 years and could leave a positive legacy for the country.”


U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis

"Judge Neil Gorsuch is a steadfast conservative who has dedicated much of his life to upholding the Constitution. I applaud President Trump's decision to nominate him to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the seat of the great constitutional scholar, Antonin Scalia. Judge Gorsuch will serve the court and the American people well. I hope my colleagues in the U.S. Senate confirm him quickly so the court can carry on its work with a full bench."

Gov. Rick Scott

"Great pick to the Supreme Court by President Trump!"

Attorney General Pam Bondi

“I'm thrilled with Gorsuch -- will base decisions on law and Constitution-not own policy preferences or personal feelings.”

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran 

"@realDonaldTrump - true to his word - nominated a judge worthy of the Scalia legacy & committed to the separation of powers. #HomeRun"

Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores

“Today, our President made what will be remembered as the most important decision of his Presidency.  I applaud the commitment of President Trump to nominate a United States Supreme Court Justice who is a strict Constitutionalist.  The U.S. Constitution is a living and breathing document, which holds the founding principles of this nation.  I support a prompt confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch because he will not only uphold the importance of the Constitution; he will be a leading and uncompromising conservative voice on the highest court in the nation."

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia

"The President’s campaign movement was largely motivated by 'draining the swamp' and by the opportunity of appointing a Supreme Court Justice. Today, our Commander in Chief delivered on his promise of a Justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. We believe Neil Gorsuch will be an ardent defender of conservatism, and champion the true original intent of our nation’s most sacred document, the Constitution of the United States."


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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Maybe laws by the Veterans Administration will Finally be followed !

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Great pick, an outstanding judge and worthy of a seat on the highest court...

Block ANY nominees from this illigitimate "president" to this stolen Supreme Court seat.

Listen moron: TRUMP is MY President! We drove YOUR incompetent, feckless president out of "The Peoples' House", bricked up the fireplace, and "cleaned out the woodpile" (we're on "clean coal" now). signed// One Happy, old-fashioned, common sense Democrat !

Hey Boom, Boom explain to me why President Trump is illegitimate??? And make sense of your comment not some rant or conspiracy theory. I'm interested in your knowledge of our electorate system. I'm giving you a chance to "legitimize" your statement....

Not sure where you get the "my team against yours" mentality. How did you decide to bow down to government? You're becomming shills for the feds. Calling me silly names like "dumbocrat" only shows that you want to lable an enemy among Americans. Why are you dividing us, only to prop up this clown show of a grovernment? You ass-clowns need to remember it's about we the people, not a cowering to the government. Quit worshiping this divider as your messiah. There's no fairy dust gonna save your snowflake asses from this tyrant and his minions..

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There is no answer to the "handle" given the election by Clinton Network News....Boom, Boom is your typical Dumocrat.

Great response:))) My question was probably too technical for the typical Dumocrat. me ...USN

Continuing to keep his word, EXCELLENT nomination!!

As Senator Rubio aptly points out, this nominee was affirmed by the senate to serve on the appellate level by a unanimous bi-partisan voice vote. His academic credentials are unassailable and his opinions are reasoned and measured. This very qualified (as per the ABA) jurist is so squeaky clean it will make the progressive look silly and vengeful for not supporting this pick. And for those who inject politics into this process, they do so at their own peril come re-election. Another campaign promise checked off Trumps bucket list. Bravo!

I applaud the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Judge. I am also from Denver, Colorado. I feel wholeheartedly that not only will Colorado be proud, but also the United State of America, if approved by the Senate.

It is refreshing to see government in action.

The important thing to remember is that a Supreme Court judge does not interpret the Constitution, he or she only is supposed determine if a law passed by Congress is constitutional. Judge Grosuch will be that kind of judge.

Why waste time asking Nelson? We knew what he was going to regurgitate

Nelson's up for re-election in 2018. Time to give him a retirement party. He's just one example of why we need term limits. Obama closed down NASA under Nelson's watch. Now we pay Russia millions of $'s to give our astronauts a lift. I thought the liberals said the Russian's are "horrible, evil, war criminals"? so why are my tax dollars going to them? Hillary and Obama gave Russia 20% of our uranium. What good can come from that?

Sadly, I agree with you. Mr. Nelson,in his past, had always been a calming senatorial voice, but I'm afraid he's been in the Senate much too long. Good bye Bill!

That's a fact! Typical Demorat response.

Repeal and Replace Trump!

Saddogg is just that, no spark and all bark, and no idea of what good government is all about! Sorry Doggy, Mr Trump will remain President as long as he continues to keep his word! And, he has.

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