The word is…
Judge Neil Gorsuch!
Independent Journal Review has confirmed with two Trump sources that Gorsuch is the pick. CNN and Reuters are also reporting that Gorsuch has been told he is the likely pick.
Gorsuch, at the age of 49, will become one of the youngest SCOTUS appointments in history. Gorsuch reportedly cried when he found out about Justice Scalia’s death. The Colorado native attended Harvard Law with former President Barack Obama and is a firm Constitutionalist.
According to Politico:
Gorsuch has the typical pedigree of a high court justice. He graduated from Columbia, Harvard and Oxford, clerked for two Supreme Court justices and did a stint at the Department of Justice.
Gorsuch served in the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush before he was appointed to serve on Denver’s 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, where he still works today.
Here he is with Justice Antonin Scalia:
What a terrific choice!
A true conservative.
One who understands and feels, as Scalia did, the devotion to the Constitution.
While all indications appear to be Gorsuch, we still have to wait on the official announcement from President Trump, but this appears to be great news for the Court!