Friday, April 7, 2017

Trump's Supreme Court victory is complete: Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as a Justice after bitter Senate battle

President Trump is having a kick ass week!  Who else wants some? 
Daily Mail reports the Republican-led Senate on Friday gave Donald Trump the biggest triumph of his young presidency, confirming his Supreme Court nominee over stout Democratic opposition and restoring a conservative majority on the highest U.S. judicial body.

The Senate, which last year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to the court, voted 54-45 to approve Republican Trump's pick, Colorado-based federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, to the lifetime job. Three Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for Gorsuch.

Gorsuch's confirmation ends the longest Supreme Court vacancy since 1862, during the American Civil War, with the court down a justice for almost 14 months since long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016.

'He's going to make an incredible addition to the court,' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor.
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