Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, an originalist, like Scalia, gave some encouraging words on equal protection in his hearing today. Gorsuch said, “When it comes to equal protection of laws, it matters not a wit that some of the drafters of the 14th Amendment were racists because they were or sexists because they were. The law they drafted promises equal protections of the laws to all persons. That’s what they wrote.”
No wonder there was some Twitter discussions on the part of liberal pundits whether Trump is still able to withdraw the nomination. Gorsuch might prove to be a pleasant surprise, or he could just be charming the Senate committee with sweet-nothings. Incidentally, the consensus is that, until Gorsuch actually takes the oath of office, Trump can drop him at any time, even after Senate confirmation.
[Source: The Hill