U.S. President Donald Trump praises Neil Gorsuch as a man deeply faithful to the Constitution while also complimenting himself on getting the job done in his first 100 days in office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump praised Neil Gorsuch at a swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday while also complimenting himself on getting the job done in his first 100 days in office. Trump earned the biggest political victory of his presidency and fulfilled a major campaign promise when the Senate voted to confirm the conservative federal appeals court judge from Colorado to the lifetime job despite vehement Democratic opposition. With Gorsuch aboard, the court once again has five conservative justices and four liberals. Gorsuch took his judicial oath in a White House Rose Garden ceremony with Trump watching on, filling a vacancy that lingered for nearly 14 months after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. The oath was administered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch worked as a clerk as a young lawyer. Gorsuch will become the first justice to serve alongside a former boss.