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Gorsuch: ‘Of course women can be president’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) pressed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on his originalist view of the Constitution during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing. 

“So when the Constitution refers 30-some times to ‘his’ or ‘he’ when describing the president of the United States, you would see that as, ‘Well back then they actually thought a woman could be president even through women couldn’t vote?’” she asked.

{mosads}“Senator, um, I’m not looking to take us back to quill pens and horse and buggies,” President Trump’s nominee for the high court responded.

But Klobuchar pushed him for an answer, saying, “It’s very important to me.”

“Of course women can be president of the United States,” Gorsuch responded emphatically, leaning in and shaking his hand.

“I’m a father of two daughters, and I hope one of them turns out to be president of the United States.”



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