Northstate Congressman Doug LaMalfa is an enthusiastic backer of Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee. LaMalfa echoes an observation made by many others, that Neil Gorsuch is very similar in his views to Justice Antonin Scalia. Calling him an “orginalist” because of his adherence to the original intent of the constitution, LaMalfa is urging the senate to swiftly confirm the nomination and get Gorsuch on the bench. Senate Republicans stood united behind the nomination. They’re bracing for a months-long fight with Democrats over the conservative judge. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately praised Gorsuch, saying he “has an impressive background and a long record of faithfully applying the law and the constitution.” Democrats signaled they won’t simply go along, insisting that Gorsuch prove to them he is a “mainstream” nominee. Democrats are still furious with the way Republicans treated former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the open seat last year, refusing to even grant a hearing or a vote to Judge Merrick Garland in Obama’s final year in office.