President Donald Trump announced that he has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, to the United States Supreme Court last evening in a primetime press conference.
Hope you like my nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court. He is a good and brilliant man, respected by all.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2017
Conservatives are likely to side with Gorsuch, as he clerked for Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy and was appointed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals by George W. Bush. Progressives, on the other hand, will not be happy with his record on criminal justice, guns, and access to reproductive healthcare.
Take a look at some of these Twitter reactions in which politicians had a lot to say:
A STOLEN seat. Thank you NYT for telling it like it is. Everything we see happening today is illegitimate. https://t.co/ev0fIbZ25O
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) February 1, 2017
I'm opposing Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Here's why: https://t.co/NwTgkR7DX2
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 1, 2017
Based on the long and well-established record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, I will oppose his nomination. https://t.co/iYbOWwwGoS
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 1, 2017
Judge #NeilGorsuch has a stellar reputation and a resume to match. He’s been recognized as a consistent, principled, and fair jurist.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 1, 2017
We in the Senate have a constitutional duty to examine Judge Neil Gorsuch's record & Democrats will insist on a rigorous, but fair, process.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 1, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch’s history of opposing women’s rights and civil rights should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) February 1, 2017
I am troubled by the nomination of Judge Gorsuch and will fight to ensure the voice of the American people is heard in this process.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 1, 2017
RETWEET if you agree with Ted Cruz that Trump hit "a home run" by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/eZzm44ES4W
— Ben Owen, HRK ???????? (@hrkbenowen) February 1, 2017
Friend emails turns out Neil Gorsuch was in her class at Columbia, here are yearbook photos pic.twitter.com/H7VPHMNT61
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) February 1, 2017
Liberals didn't know #SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch existed an hour ago.
Now he is, "literally Hitler".
— Hutch (@EladHutch) February 1, 2017
Listen to an excerpt of his nomination speech last night:
"If I am confirmed, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the constitutional laws of this great country." -Neil Gorsuch pic.twitter.com/67qkJSCKb9
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 1, 2017