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Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’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 Garland 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.

Tags Donald Trump Merrick Garland Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell; Neil Gorsuch; Donald Trump; Merrick Garland; travel ban; Supreme Court
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