WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "A Supreme Court nomination represents a President's most lasting legacy, and I believe that in Judge Neil Gorsuch President Trump has chosen a distinguished jurist who will protect the law and the United States for years to come," said former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families.
Bauer continued: "For too long, activist judges have shredded the U.S. Constitution, making us all vulnerable to political whims and social engineering. As a result, the political left has imposed its agenda on the public without respect for the will of the voters, common sense or the law itself.
"For many Americans, the importance of the Supreme Court was a deciding factor in their votes last November. The presidential candidates were clear about the kinds of judges they would appoint and Donald Trump won the election," noted Bauer.
"Candidate Trump promised to nominate judges who would respect the Constitution, judges in the mold of Antonin Scalia, and in nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch President Trump has delivered on that promise."
More than 1 in 5 voters said in exit polling following the Presidential election that Supreme Court appointments mattered to them, and of those, 57% preferred Donald Trump compared to 40% for Hillary Clinton.
As head of the Citizens Committee to Confirm Clarence Thomas, Bauer led a grassroots effort to confirm Justice Thomas during the contentious Senate hearings.
Bauer served all eight years of the Reagan Administration, as under secretary of education and as President Reagan's chief domestic policy advisor, later running in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. The Guardian called Bauer "one of the leading campaigners in the U.S. on pro-life and pro-traditional family issues." Bauer is available for satellite interview via a VideoLink ReadyCam studio. To book call VLGuru.com at 617-340-4100. To request an interview, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE American Values