Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on Monday.
The 49-year-old former 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge took the constitutional oath at the Supreme Court in private. He is also expected to take the judicial oath in public at the White House later Monday.
Gorsuch, a former law clerk to Kennedy, fills the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The high court has been without a ninth justice for more than a year as the result of partisan bickering over the empty slot. After Republicans refused to hold a hearing or vote on former President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, Democrats sought to thwart President Trump’s pick, Gorsuch, via a filibuster.
Senate Republicans, acting as the majority, changed the rules of Congress’ upper chamber to lower the vote threshold required to confirm Gorsuch from 60 votes to 51 votes late last week. Gorsuch was confirmed on Friday with bipartisan support.
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.