This Unexpected Move by Judge Gorsuch May Just Be a First For a SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

After three hours of listening to pontificating senators, it was finally Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s turn to say a few words at his confirmation hearing on Monday.

Gorsuch was sworn in “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” and after thanking his colleagues, friends, and the president, he said a few words about his wife:

“Mr. Chairman, I could not even attempt to do this without Louise, my wife of more than 20 years. The sacrifices she has made and her open and giving heart leave me in awe.”

His voice caught a bit when he looked back at her and said:

“I love you so much.”

That brought Louise Gorsuch out of her seat to embrace him.

It was a lovely moment and not one we’re used to seeing in a Supreme Court nomination hearing.

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