The rumor mill has been floating all morning, and I too tweeted out a source claiming Gorsuch was the pick this morning. Guy Benson has gone all in on saying he thinks it is Gorsuch based on numerous sources of different types. Picking what Trump might do is risky business, and a misdirection is always possible.
Gorsuch is a conservative darling, and his credentials are beyond reproach. His views on limiting executive authority and agency deference will make Constitutional Conservatives swoon. Though, some suggest his strong views on religious liberty could put him at odds with immigration laws that disfavor a person based solely on religion … not they we have such laws or executive orders.
Guy Benson is a strong reporter. He is credible, and he is plugged in. Yes, he’s a bit nervous going out on this limb, but he has a 50% chance of being right, even if every source is not credible.
Gorsuch will appease real conservatives, and his choice would make opposition to him based solely on political ideology and not qualification. That’s not new anymore since the Borking incident, but he is a stronger pick that we have seen of any nominee in years.
Read why Benson thinks his call is right:
Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is a trial Attorney and author of the new book on higher education, “Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition is Creating a Debtor Class”
Rich is a former Assistant Law School Dean and Law Professor. At Mason Law Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP, drawing on his expertise as a former CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud.
Before returning to private practice, Rich taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation.
He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich has appeared on hundreds of stations as a legal expert or political commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL.
Rich also writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.