Earlier this evening, President Donald Trump announced his pick for the Supreme Court nominee that would replace the late Justice Anton Scalia, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Needless to say, the left instantly sprang into action, and attempted to paint the freshly announced appointee with as much negativity as possible.
No one laid it on quite as thickly as Nancy Pelosi, who during her town hall on CNN with Jake Tapper, was pulling out all the tropes one would expect to hear from the far left when speaking about a Republican who attained a high position.
For one, Pelosi made the claim that Gorsuch has come down on the side of corporate America, and that he has come out against "clean air, clean water, food safety, safety in medicine, and the rest," and finished by saying he would be harmful for your children.
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She even made it a point to tell everyone that he "comes down on the side of felons over gun safety," then said he has a "hostility" towards children with autism.
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However, the reaction from the left wasn't all bad. In the midst of the expected backlash from the left, one person in particular is seemingly happy with Trump's decision, and he comes straight out of the Obama administration.
Former President Barack Obama's Solicitor General Neal Katyal released a statement that spoke quite highly of Gorsuch and his appointment.
"Judge Gorsuch is one of the most thoughtful and brilliant judges to have served our nation over the last century. As a judge, he has always put aside his personal views to serve the rule of law. To boot, as those of us who have worked with him can attest, he is a wonderfully decent and humane person. I strongly support his nomination to the Supreme Court."
Glowing statement about Gorsuch from former Obama acting Solicitor General @neal_katyal https://t.co/KQk9Y8Rxsj— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1485912932.0