Choosing to enter the lion’s den of political life is a decision no one should take lightly. Subjecting yourself to intense public scrutiny keeps many from deciding to throw their hat in the ring.
For some, the thought of exposing their families to the intense spotlight of the press is enough to forgo a political career entirely.
Then there are people like Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, who opened his remarks to the Senate during his hearing by first thanking the person whom he credits with giving him the strength to be in the position he is today.
From Independent Journal Review:
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.
People surrounding the couple were visibly moved by the display of affection and smiled. It’s a rare thing indeed to see a moment of such purity and sincerity in a place like Washington D.C.
Gorsuch is so far demonstrating that he is cut from a different cloth than most politicians. He is a man that puts his love for his family above all else.
That is exactly the type of man that should be sitting on the nation’s highest court.
Democrats may still try to filibuster Gorsuch purely out of spite because Obama’s Supreme Court pick was blocked, but whether or not they do so, one thing is for certain.
His wife Louise will stand by his side.
Source: Independent Journal Review