Trump announced Gorsuch’s nomination at a televised event at the White House on Tuesday night.
He described the nomination of the Supreme Court Judge as the most important decision of the US President.
“I am a man of my word. I will do as I say,” Trump said, adding: “today, I am keeping my promise to the people of the United States to nominate a Supreme Court Judge that everybody will respect”.
“The most important decision the President of the United States can make is that of the Supreme Court Judge of the United States.
“They can serve for 50 years, enjoys bi-partisan support; he’s among the finest and most brilliant Judge.
“This is the man our country badly needs to uphold the rule of law and justice.”
“This is a man beyond reproach, who has served our country, and therefore deserves respect,” Trump said apparently referring to the Democrats.
The president expressed the hope that his nomination would be confirmed without any blockade by the Senate Democrats who have been prepared to carry out a revenge of the blockade of former President Barack Obama’s nominees by the Republicans.
Gorsuch, in his remarks, accepted his nomination by Trump and thanked him for the great responsibility.
“You have given me the most solemn assignment,” Gorsuch told Trump.