Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is asking those Americans who are questioning their confidence in the country, “Where else would you rather be?”
During an interview with CNN, the Supreme Court justice rejected the idea that the additional conservative judges on the court would create a “hard right turn.”
“I just don’t view judges that way,” he said, adding, “I reject that idea of how judges operate.”
“About half, 40 percent, of our cases are decided unanimously. We talked about the 5-4 cases, they make up a quarter of our docket, maybe a third. Those numbers have been consistent since the second world war. The only thing that’s new is that nothing is new.”
Additionally, Gorsuch — who was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed in 2017 — shared his devotion to the country by expressing how confident he was in the U.S. He also told those who question their confidence in the country to “look elsewhere” they’d rather be.
“This country has been through a lot of challenges and always risen resiliently to them. Whether it’s the civil rights movement, surviving through our Civil War or today’s challenges. Whatever they may be, I’ve got great confidence in America and I say to those who don’t: ‘Look elsewhere. Where else would you rather be?'”
Watch Gorsuch’s interview below:
Although confident in the U.S., Gorsuch — who wrote “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” published on Tuesday — recently discussed with Fox News about his worries for future of the country.
He said during the interview, “Republics have a checkered history in our history books, and we need to make sure that the people know how to run their own government.”
“I am concerned on the civics front when I read that about a third of Americans can’t name the three branches of government,” Gorsuch added. “60% apparently would fail the American naturalization examination — that worries me.”