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 McConnellKey GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand Trump hints at new executive action on immigration, wants filibuster-proof Senate majority The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — The Hill interviews President Trump MORE (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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 Brian GarlandDem senator praises Ford opening the door to testifying Budowsky: Kavanaugh and the rights of women Hirono: Dems could keep SCOTUS seat vacant for two years 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.