This is a major accomplishment. Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.
FOX News reports:
Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court
The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday, filling the critical ninth seat that has been vacant for over a year and capping a tumultuous debate that saw Republicans overhaul the way the chamber operates in order to overcome what they described as an unprecedented Democratic filibuster.
The 54-45 vote, in which three Democrats crossed party lines to support the appeals court justice, is expected to restore a 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench. Once sworn in, Gorsuch will join the court and begin to hear cases, in the seat once held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.
“He’s going to make the American people proud,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.
President Trump congratulated Gorsuch via his official White House Twitter account:
Congratulations to an exceptionally qualified and respected judge on his confirmation to the Supreme Court! #SCOTUS https://t.co/itTom467MT
— President Trump (@POTUS) April 7, 2017
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Here’s a video of the moment it happened:
BREAKING: The Senate has confirmed judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in a 54 to 45 vote https://t.co/ObYxuv1Ml7
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) April 7, 2017
This is a major win for Trump and the country!
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