A prominent journalist has told talkRADIO Donald Trump's first nomination to the Supreme Court is intended to help the President push through conservative policies such as the repeal of America's abortion law.
Josh Robinson, of the Wall Street Journal, also said the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch will help Donald Trump "put his stamp on the Supreme Court" for decades to come and suggested it is unlikely that the Democrats can block the appointment.
Justice Gorsuch has been put forward to replace the late Antonin Scalia at a highly anticipated press conference in the White House, and the nomination has been praised by members of the Republican Party.
Gorsuch is known for his conservative, 'originalist' interpretation of the law. NARAL Pro-Choice America, a group which advocates for reproductive rights, has described him as "an existential threat to legal abortion in the United States."
Robinson says the Supreme Court "sets a political and ideological precedent, so the mindset of the judges who end up on it is significant.
"One issue in the [election] campaign was abortion, and a seminal case in that field is Roe v Wade which guaranteed abortion. Trump's promised to repeal that, and the way to do that is putting conservative judges on the court who would overturn Roe v Wade and significantly roll back abortion in America."
Although the Democrats have the power to block the appointment, Robinson believes their most likely resort will be to "delay it for as long as possible and raise a stink."
Looking forward, the journalist told us that "this is Donald Trump’s bid to put his stamp on the Supreme Court for a long time, possibly 35 years."