Judge Gorsuch echoes the qualities of Justice Scalia, making him the flawless replacement to restore conservatism and balance back to the Supreme Court.
CBS This Morning on Tuesday downgraded the lifetime confirmation of a Supreme Court justice to a bit story within a report on alleged feuding between White House aides.
MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Markey earlier in the interview whether he and Democrats had regrets about opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who was sworn in on Monday. "And I got it done in the first 100 days".
US President Donald Trump has had his pick for the Supreme Court sworn in. It was the fulfillment of a vital campaign promise made by Trump to make the appointment of a strict conservative to the Supreme Court a top priority. After a lengthy battle, Republicans invoked what they called the "nuclear option", lowering the confirmation threshold from 60 votes to a simple majority.
Former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to succeed Scalia before his tenure ended, but the Republican-controlled Congress refused to consider the proposal, drawing anger from Democrats.
Since Scalia's death, the court has been evenly divided between the liberal and conservative wings, though Kennedy, a conservative, is looked to as a sometime swing voter.
Gorsuch's confirmation process, too, was marred by an extraordinary degree of partisanship.
Gorsuch, 49, took his judicial oath in the White House Rose Garden with Trump looking on.
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-Gorsuch joins the ranks of justices who are millionaires.
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"I have no doubt you will rise to the occasion and that the decisions you will make will not only protect our Constitution today, but for many generations of Americans to come", Trump said.
Kagan has said other justices also liked to rib her about the food at the court since it's the junior justice's job to help oversee the cafeteria, which is frequented by court employees and visitors.
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This was the second of two oaths taken by Supreme Court's newest justice on Monday. He and his family attend an Episcopal church in Boulder, Colorado, though he was raised Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools as a child.
A few hours after the swearing-in ceremony, Pennsylvania's Allegheny College honored Scalia and Ginsburg with its annual award for civility in public life. The prize from Allegheny College noted the enduring friendship between the justices despite their ideological differences.