A proud President Donald Trump expressed his appreciation at the swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch today.
Calling the ceremony a “joyful gathering,” the president said that a new optimism is sweeping America.
Neil Gorsuch faced a grueling confirmation process to become the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. At the ceremony, President Trump congratulated Gorsuch and his entire family for their professionalism and support throughout the process.
Trump said he was honored to have appointed the highly-qualified Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
After acknowledging that Gorsuch would have the primary responsibility of defending the Constitution, Trump ended his remarks by directly addressing Gorsuch.
“I have no doubt you will go down as one of the truly great justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court.”
Justice Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch was a clerk at the beginning of his law career, made brief remarks before administering the oath of office. A visibly relieved Gorsuch hugged his wife before shaking the president’s hand.
In his remarks, he thanked the president, vice president, and the White House Counsel’s office for their support and trust. He concluded his speech with a commitment to being a “faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation.”
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