Friday, February 24, 2017

Billy Long: Gorsuch is an excellent choice to replace Antonin Scalia

(From Seventh District Congressman Billy Long)

President Donald Trump recently nominated Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Mr. Gorsuch is a man who has had a long history of interpreting the Constitution as it was intended by our founding fathers.

Mr. Gorsuch is a graduate of Columbia, Harvard and Oxford. After law school, he worked at a law firm in Washington, D.C., the Department of Justice and clerked for two Supreme Court Justices, Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. His resume is quite impressive, but it is his commitment to upholding the Constitution and his commitment to justice that make him deserving of a seat on the Supreme Court.

Mr. Gorsuch is an excellent choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who also interpreted the Constitution as the framers intended it, and not what he or society wanted it to be. An example of this is Mr. Gorsuch’s record on the Second Amendment. Throughout his time as a judge, Mr. Gorsuch has been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

Another example of his commitment to upholding the Constitution is his dedication to religious freedom. In the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, Judge Gorsuch sided in favor of religious rights by ruling against an Obamacare provision that required companies to provide coverage for certain contraceptives despite their religious beliefs. The Supreme Court sided with Judge Gorsuch’s opinion and struck down the provision.

This is a man who has consistently been respectful of the Constitution and its intended purpose. Neil Gorsuch will make an excellent Supreme Court Justice. I am sure if my colleagues in the Senate to take the time to talk with him and listen to him he will be easily confirmed.

Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor should be one that holds the same strong conservative values as the late Justice and Mr. Gorsuch is such a person.


Anonymous said...

Yep, more guns and I think we already have religious freedom and on reproductive rights that is a woman's choice or it should be. Why men think they have a better handle on it than women behooves me to no end. Amazing how many guns are out there and we want more when you can only shoot one. But go for it as the Army always has a bunch of guns and they still get overrun by cunning and not power. Remember they were talking about muzzleloaders back in the 1780's and not auto rifles and pistols. I would go on, but talking points to a brick wall is rather stupid on my part and I apologize for that and thank Randy for the chance to let it all out.

Harvey Hutchinson said...

You are so correct Representative Long,
Gorsuch is a wonderful nomination; and the scum bag Democrats need to stop " slow walking" nominations just to be childish sore losers. We didn't do that to Obama's nomination in the heart of his two terms, certainly not the first year; but that's Chief Clown Schummer for you

Anonymous said...

Billy Long,

How about you schedule a town hall meeting?! We can discuss how you refused to have a hearing for Merrick Garland for 286 days!! We need to wait at least that long before even considering Gorsuch the grinch! Are you too cowardly to face your constituents?