Obama holds reception congratulating Kagan

President Obama hosted a reception in Elena Kagan's honor Friday as the solicitor general prepares to be sworn in to the Supreme Court.

Confirmed by the Senate this week, Kagan will officially become a Supreme Court Justice on Saturday.

Kagan received support from 58 Democrats and five Republicans.

In remarks before the reception in the White House East Room, Obama said the Senate had thoroughly examined Kagan's qualifications and give her the stamp or approval.

"After more than 80 one-on-one meetings and more than 17 hours of testimony, I'd say the Senate got a pretty good look at Elena Kagan," he said.

Kagan seemed to concur.

"I also really enjoyed meeting with 83 senators, but really who's counting," she quipped, drawing laughter.