But Curt Levey, president of the conservative advocacy group the Committee for Justice, insisted that a Trump appointment would not necessarily spell the end of Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that effectively legalised abortion nationwide.
Similarly his nominations to the lower courts, rushed through by Republicans without many of the usual protocols and traditions, have insulated him from criticism on his right flank. Curt Levey, president of the rightwing advocacy group the Committee for Justice, said: “I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had with people where the first thing they jump out and say is "judges"...
Curt Levey, a constitutional law attorney with FreedomWorks and the Committee For Justice, said: “They will take every opportunity to make this about Trump.
“In some ways it works in Gorsuch’s favour. It’s a great chance for Democrats to score points but not seriously wound Gorsuch. They’ll bring up issues where Gorsuch and Trump seems to disagree a bit and try to make Trump look bad.”