Voters of Faith Will Hold Senators Accountable If Neil Gorsuch Not Confirmed

Voters of Faith Will Hold Senators Accountable If Neil Gorsuch Not Confirmed

By Timothy Head, as featured on Newsweek.com

Millions of evangelical Christian and pro-life conservative Catholic voters, who overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump last November, are watching intently as the United States Senate now considers the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

This massive bloc of voters, which made up a record 26 percent of the total electorate and who helped put Trump over the top with an overwhelming 81 percent, based their votes largely on the president’s ironclad pledge to fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a strict constructionist who would respect the Constitution and the rule of law, not legislate from the bench.

Then-candidate Trump’s commitment to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, the most brilliant conservative jurist of our time, with a widely respected conservative nominee with a razor-sharp intellect, temperament and legal knowledge were never questioned by religious conservatives and now the president has delivered on that promise.

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