The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court did something Tuesday night that they rarely, if ever, have done before at a presidential speech.
WATCH: Maureen Scalia, widow of the late Justice Scalia, receives standing ovation as she is honored by Pres. Trump. https://t.co/g0ffvty4hw
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) March 1, 2017
Occupying the mind of President Donald Trump is the confirmation of his choice to fill the shoes of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia— U.S. Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch.
It was only fitting that Scalia’s widow, Maureen Scalia, be invited to attend Tuesday night’s presidential address to a joint session of Congress.
And Trump took time to recognize her during his address.
“I am greatly honored to have Maureen Scalia with us in the gallery tonight,” the president said.
She stood, smiled and appeared to hold back tears as seemingly every person in the entire chamber stood and offered her applause — and that’s what was so unusual about that moment.
One of the late justice’s son’s Christopher J. Scalia, explained.
Justices never clap, let alone stand, during speeches to joint session, but they did for my mom. Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/JYDNzBtOdE
— Christopher J Scalia (@cjscalia) March 1, 2017
Both conservatives and liberals were moved by the justices breaking traditional protocol, and were filled with admiration for Scalia.
Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE
@cjscalia @boreallady I am very liberal and I disagreed with him, but your father was beyond brilliant. I’m very sorry for your loss.
— alt.kate (@katearoni2) March 1, 2017
@cjscalia I met your father just once, we spoke for just a few minutes and I’ll never forget it. Thank you for your gift of him to us.
— That Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) March 1, 2017
@NBCNightlyNews It was the ONLY time ALL stood up and clapped!
— Cindy (@CindyPDX) March 1, 2017
@NBCNightlyNews @nbcbayarea omg I had no idea he was married oh my gosh his poor wife ?
— Addie (@ptv1Dswsgleeomm) March 1, 2017
@NBCNightlyNews She is a beautiful woman.
— KIM EDWARDS (@KIM_EDWARDS_) March 1, 2017
.@cjscalia Rightly so, Christopher. Your father was an historical figure, brilliant and good man. Thank you for sharing him with America.
— Dolphie (@Dolphieness) March 1, 2017
@cjscalia with much respect sir, thank you so much, the country is indebted to you for the incredible service of your father ✝???@christint
— ??Joe Soliz ??? (@joe56odad) March 1, 2017
@cjscalia @kristenvandrie Beautiful moment!
— Lori McClelland (@lmcclelland63) March 1, 2017
A date has not yet been set to commence Gorsuch’s confirmation process in the Senate.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Act like a grownup’: Drunk driver sobs when she loses plea deal by coming 4 hours late to court - July 23, 2017
- ‘I would’ve fired her the day I met her’: Glenn Beck reveals more about Tomi Lahren mess - July 23, 2017
- Canadian thug beats 74-year-old cyclist bloody with a club in road rage fit– and they say US is more violent? - July 23, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.