The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s first nominee to a federal court under the level of the Supreme Court, voting 52-44 to confirm Judge Amul Thapar to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Trump promised more than appointing a single conservative to fill a single Supreme Court vacancy; his promise is to always nominate only originalists to the nation’s highest court.
Justice Neil Gorsuch gave brief remarks from the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday after taking his oath of office as the newest justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Sens. John McCain and Lisa Murkowski announced on the Senate floor Wednesday that they will not allow a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch.
Monday it became official that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has the necessary 41 senators publicly committed to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.