According to the résumé of Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Gorsuch volunteered his time and services during law school to help prisoners and the less fortunate. Indeed, in Trump’s nationally televised special introducing Gorsuch, Trump touted Gorsuch’s volunteer experience, probably trying to soften the image of Gorsuch, a hard-line conservative. There is just one problem: it seems no one can remember Gorsuch EVER volunteering as he has claimed.
Reports the Wall Street Journal: “When President Donald Trump introduced his Supreme Court pick on live television last week, he said Neil Gorsuch had ‘demonstrated a commitment to helping the less fortunate’ by working in the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and the Harvard Defenders. His affiliation with these volunteer programs — which offer law school students real-life legal experience representing prison inmates and the poor — helped give Mr. Gorsuch’s deeply conservative résumé a personal touch, and the groups were highlighted in news reports about his nomination.”
“But roughly three dozen students who participated in the two programs while Mr. Gorsuch was at Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991 said they have no recollection of his involvement.”
If Gorsuch is lying about his volunteer experience, this does not bode well for his fitness to be on the Supreme Court. It would, however, qualify him to serve in Trump’s administration…perhaps as Minister of Alternative Facts?