He said one of the most important actions he has taken is the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia.
He noted that Judge Gorsuch is eminently qualified for the job and more importantly, the judge also boasts a sterling record.
“In their great wisdom, the Founders placed legislative power in its own separate branch of government. Elected representatives from all across the country come together. They host hearings, they listen to the concerns of the people, and then, they try to write laws that address those concerns and make life better for all Americans. It’s a process that is meant to take time and energy to ensure that every new law will better serve our wonderful citizens. That’s how our democratic process works,” Trump posited.
Furthermore, he noted that the duty of judges is not to re-write the laws but to interpret and apply them within the context of Constitution.
The President also opined that in recent years decisions by judges have been made on their preferences, their personal views, or even their political opinions, not on the Constitution or the rule of law.
“Each time a judge substitutes their own opinions for an unbiased reading of the law, they damage our democracy. They put their own will above the will of the people. And they undermine the legislative process that has always been the heartbeat of our democracy,” said the President.
Additionally, President Trump appealed to the Senate to “help preserve our democratic institutions for our children – by voting to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.”
He also argued that with Judge Gorsuch serving on the Supreme Court, “America will be a more free, fair, and just Nation for all of our citizens.”
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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