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Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPew poll: 50 percent approve of Democrats in Congress Pelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Progressives put Democrats on defense MORE (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE’s travel ban by sharing a photo of him with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

McConnell’s campaign shared the image just minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling finding that the ban was constitutional. Gorsuch sided with the majority of justices upholding the ban.

 

McConnell blocked the nomination of former President Obama’s Supreme Court pick Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandHillicon Valley: Facebook Oversight board to rule on Trump ban in 'coming weeks' | Russia blocks Biden Cabinet officials in retaliation for sanctions Russia blocks key Biden Cabinet officials from entering in retaliation for sanctions Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees MORE in 2016, paving the way for Trump to nominate Gorsuch.

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The court's ruling is a major victory for the Trump administration. Trump first issued the travel ban through a presidential proclamation last year, but the order has been repeatedly challenged in court.

“The president lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings — following a worldwide, multi-agency review — that entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the national interest,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in delivering the opinion of the court.