U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch makes customary courtesy calls on Capitol Hill a day after being tapped to serve on the highest court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Judge Neil Gorsuch, the nominee of U.S. President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, commenced the customary courtesy calls among members of the Senate on Wednesday (February 1). He was well-received by the Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, who said Trump made "an outstanding appointment." Gorsuch, whose conservative judicial philosophy is similar to that of the late Antonin Scalia, is unlikely to be as warmly received by Democratic members of the Senate. Already, two Democrats -- Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Chris Coons of Delaware -- have indicated they will oppose Gorsuch. Democrats are still sore over Barack Obama's choice to fill Scalia's seat, Merrick Garland, whose nomination was scuttled when Republicans refused to schedule confirmation hearings.