It’s Official: Judge Neil Gorsuch Has Been Confirmed

Source: RedState | April 7, 2017 | Martin Walsh

The Senate confirmed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Friday, giving Republicans a much needed win politically and in their quest to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Gorsuch clinched the majority threshold with a 54-45 vote on Friday after House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rewrote chamber rules that eliminated the 60-vote filibuster and allowed for a 51-vote majority.

Only three Democrats voted in favor of Gorsuch: Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana), Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia).

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Gorsuch is expected to take the oath on Monday.

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  •  EVERYDAY #14979

    Well, glad that drama is over. Now on to a new one.

    Let’s just see how conservative this new justice is. I’ve heard he’s a strict constitutionalist, but I suspect the court in reality gained another Roberts.

     ConservativeGranny #14985

    I hope you are wrong about that Everyday. But I wouldn’t be surprised any more:(

    If he does turn out to be a good SCJ at least we got something out of this trainwreck.

     EVERYDAY #14991

    It’s just that I remember glowing reports about Roberts. Then he wrote that idiotic opinion retaining Obamacare. A constitutionalist, Roberts isn’t.

     slhancock1948 #14994

    Time will tell. Who knows that this whole drama wasn’t instituted to make it look like he was all we asked for, only to find it is the switch & bait candidate.

    Pray for righteousness to be restored and for the peace of Jerusalem

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